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1979 



CRIME 



IN MARYLAND 




UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



IN MEMORIAM 



Members of the Criminal Records-Central Repository express 
their sympathy to the families of Maryland law enforcement officers 
who were killed in the line of duty. In 1979, those officers killed 
were: 



DAVID G. LIVINGOOD 



Deputy Sheriff 
Garrett County Sheriff's Office 

1949 - 1979 



JOHN E. SPENCER 

Police Officer 
Baltimore City Police Department 



1938 - 1979 



WILLIAM P. MILLS 

Trooper 
Maryland State Police 

1947 - 1979 
* 

GEORGE MORRIS 

Chief 
Brunswick Police Department 

1938 - 1979 



WILLIAM D. ALBERS 

Pol ice Officer 
Baltimore City Police Department 

1932 - 1979 




STATE OF MARYLAND 
UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



HARRY R. HUGHES GOVERNOR 



.'pV 



GORDON 0. KAMKA 

SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF 

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL 

SERVICES 



THOMAS S. SMITH 



SUPERINTENDENT, MARYLAND 
STATE POLICE 



CRIMINAL RECORDS 
CENTRAL REPOSITORY 



DIRECTOR 
MAJOR H. W. DASHIELLS 

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS 
LAMON T EDWARDS D/SGT. W. L WELLS 

UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING SECTION 

EDGAR WHITEMAN ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST 

FIELD LIAISON 
VICTOR J. KONSAVAGE ROBERT J. SPANGLER 



STAFF 



M. ANTOINETTE COMFORT 
ROSEMARY FUCHS 
BARBARA JACOBS 
ANN LEVIN 
ELEANOR D. MERCER 
PHYLLIS SARKIN 

BEATRICE SHAPIRO 
DENISE E. SMITH 



COLONEL THOMAS S S^ 




.E. MAPI-LAND 2I2O0 



MARYLAND STATE POLICE 

September 3, 1980 



Honorable Harry Hughes 
Governor of Maryland 
State House 
Annapolis, Maryland 21404 

Dear Governor Hughes: 

Pursuant to Article 88B, Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated 
Code of Maryland, the Maryland State Police respectfully submits the 
1979 Uniform Crime Report for your information and review. 

The information presented here represents the fifth annual 
report produced by the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The 
statistics presented were compiled from monthly reports submitted to 
Criminal Records-Central Repository by law enforcement agencies through- 
out Maryland. Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy and 
completeness of the published information. 

This information is presented with the hope that it will be 
of valuable assistance to law enforcement personnel and members of the 
Executive and Legislative branches of government. It should be help- 
ful in planning programs and legislation to combat criminal activity 
in Maryland. 

This report is dedicated to the public officials and law 
enforcement officers who have cooperated in the establishment and 
operation of the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Their 
diligence and interest have made this report possible. 



Sincerely 





Superintendent 



ICaut iEnforrpmpitt (Enii? nf i£tl|trs 

Aa a Ham Enfnrrt mrnl (if ftrrr, mj, funJ^.niJ Jui^ h /„ 

serve manhina; to Aafeauara lives cuiti properlu; to protect the innocent aaainit 
deception, the wean aaainit oppression or intimidation, ana tne peaceful 
against violence or disorder^ and to reSpecl Ike (constitutional rianls of all 
men to tioertu, eauatitu and justice. 

Jl tUtli keep mu private life unsullied as an excunpte to all; ntaintain coura- 
geous catm in the face of danger, icom, or ridicule; develop self -restraint; and 
be constantlu mindful of the welfare of others. ..honest in tnougkt and deed 
in ooln mu personal and of ficial life, ..y will oe exempiaru in ooeuing tne lau/s 
Of the land and tne regulations of mu department. 'A/hatever J^ see or hear of 
a confidential nature or that is confided to me in mu officiaicapacitu will oe 
kept ever Secret unless revelation is neceSSaru in tne performcuice of ntu dutu. 

If UJ Hi never act officiouSiit or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animos- 
ities or friendsnips to influence mu decisions. lA/ith no compromise for crime 
and with relentless prosecution of criminals, ^y will enforce the Icuv courteouslu 
and appropriatelu without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never emptouing 
unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities. 

It rrrOQtttZr the badge of mg office as n sgmbot of public faith, and 
.Jr accept it as a puoiic trust to he held So tong as J' am true to the ethics of 
the police service. J7 will constcuitlu strive tn achieve these objectives cuid ideals, 
dedicating muSelf before (-jod to mu chosen profession . . . icuv enforcement. 



IV 



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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 



The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
acknowledges the support made available from the Law Enforcement 
Assistance Administration, obtained through the Governor's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, which provided 
the funds to establish and operate the Maryland Uniform Crime Report- 
ing Program and make this fifth Annual Report possible. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Letter of Transmittal iii 

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics iv 

Acknowl edgement v 

Introduction 3 

Classification of Offenses 11 

Crime Factors 19 

Crime Index 21 

Maryl and Offense Data 25 

Crime Index Offenses 27 

Murder 37 

Rape 45 

Robbery 51 

Aggravated Assaul t 57 

Breaking or Entering 63 

Larceny 69 

Motor Vehi cl e Theft 75 

Index Offense Data 81 

Municipality Crime Rates 97 

County Trends 105 

Maryland Arrest Data 119 

Violent Crime 121 

Property Crime 122 

Drug Abuse Violation Arrests 122 

Gambling Arrests 122 

Law Enforcement Empl oyee Data 157 

Law Enforcement Officers Killed 159 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted 161 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 171 



VI 



LIST OF TABLES AND CHARTS 

Crime Index for Maryland 1 

Crime Trends for Mary! and 2 

Maryland UCR System Flow 9 

Crime Index Of fenses-Vol ume by Month 30 

Violent Crime-Volume by Month 31 

Property Crime- Vol ume by Month 32 

Clearance Rates 33 

Stolen Property-Analysis of Value Stolen & Recovered 34 

Value of Property Stolen-Percent of Volume Recovered 35 

Murder-Vol ume by Month 40 

Murder Victims-Analysis by Age, Sex & Race 41 

Murder-Distribution by Type of Weapon 42 

Murder-Distribution by Day of Week 43 

Rape-Vol ume by Month 48 

Rape-Percent Distribution by Nature 49 

Robbery-Vol ume by Month 54 

Robbery-Value of Property Stolen 55 

Robbery-Percent Distribution by Type of Weapon 56 

Aggravated Assaul t-Vol ume by Month 60 

Aggravated Assault-Percent Distribution by Type 

of Weapon 61 

Breaking or Entering- Vol ume by Month 66 

Breaking or Entering-Value of Property Stolen 67 

Breaking or Entering-Percent Distribution by Nature 68 

Larceny-Vol ume by Month 72 

Larceny-Distribution by Type 73 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Volume by Month 78 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Percent Distribution by Type 79 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Percent of Value Recovered 80 

Maryland UCR Crime Index Report by Region, County, 

& Agency 84 

Municipality Crime Index 98 

County Trends 1 06 

Arrests-Juvenile 124 

Arrests-Adul t 125 

Arrests-Adults vs. Juveniles 126 

Arrests-Drug Abuse Violations-Percent Distribution 

by Type 127 

Arrests-Gambling Violations-Percent Distribution 

by Type 128 

Arrests-Sex & Race of Persons Arrested 129 

Arrests-Age of Persons Arrested 1 30 

Maryland Arrest Report by Region, County & Agency 132 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Type of Weapon ... 162 



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Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Type of 

Activity 163 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution of Injuries 

vs. Non- Injuries 164 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Time of Day 165 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted by Region, County, 

& Agency 166 

Law Enforcement Employee Rates by Region & County 173 

Law Enforcement Employee Data by Region, County, 

& Agency 174 



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CRIME INDEX FOR MARYLAND 



OFFENSES 


NUMBER OF 

INDEX 
OFFENSES 


RATE PER 

100,000 

INHABITANTS 


PERCENT 
DISTRIBUTION 


PERCENT 
CLEARED 


MURDER 


406 


9.8 


.2 


76 


FORCIBLE RAPE 


1,628 


*78.5 


.6 


57 


Rape by Force 

Assault to Rape- Attempts 


1,243 
385 








ROBBERY 


13,745 


331.3 


5.3 


26 


Firearm 

Knife or Cutting 

Instrument 
Other Dangerous Weapon 
Strong Arm (Hands, Fists, 
Etc.) 


5,187 

1,162 
941 

6,455 








AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 


17,337 


417.9 


6.6 


56 


Firearm 

Knife or Cutting 

Instrument 
Other Dangerous Weapon 
Hands, Fists, Feet, Etc. 


3,746 

4,542 
5,632 
3,417 








BREAKING OR ENTERING 


62,657 


1,510.2 


24.0 


19 


Forcible Entry 
Unlawful Entry-No Force 
Attempted-Forcible Entry 


48,036 
8,366 
6,255 








LARCENY-THEFT 


145,278 


1,501.5 


55.6 


18 


$200 and Over 
$50 to $200 
Under $50 


32,926 
51,204 
61,148 








MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 


20,217 


487.3 


7.7 


18 


Autos 

Trucks and Buses 

Other Vehicles 


15,004 
2,079 
3,134 








TOTAL 


261,268 


6,297.2 


100.0 


22 



^Rate per 100,000 Females 



CRIME TRENDS FOR MARYLAND 







NUMBER 


PERCENT 


RATE PER 


PERCENT 


INDEX OFFENSES 


YEAR 


OF 


CHANGE 


100,000 


CHANGE 






OFFENSES 


VOLUME 


INHABITANTS 


RATE 




1975 


435 




10.6 






1976 


352 


-19 


8.5 


-20 


MURDER 


1977 


333 


- 5 


8.0 


- 6 




1978 


338 


+ 2 


8.2 


+ 3 




1979 


406 


+20 


9.8 


+20 




1975 


1,288 




*60.8 






1976 


1,327 


+ 3 


*64.1 


+ 5 


FORCIBLE RAPE 


1977 


1,439 


+ 8 


*69.5 


+ 8 




1978 


1,476 


+ 3 


*71.3 


+ 3 




1979 


1,628 


+10 


*78.5 


+10 




1975 


14,104 




344.2 






1976 


12,247 


-13 


295.5 


-14 


ROBBERY 


1977 


12,088 


- 1 


292.1 


- 1 




1978 


12,828 


+ 6 


309.6 


+ 6 




1979 


13,745 


+ 7 


331.3 


+ 7 




1975 


13,251 




323.4 






1976 


12,322 


- 7 


297.3 


- 8 


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 


1977 


14,856 


+21 


358.9 


+21 




1978 


15,686 


+ 6 


378.6 


+ 5 




1979 


17,337 


+11 


417.9 


+10 




1975 


57,936 




1,413.8 






1976 


56,351 


- 3 


1,359.8 


- 4 


BREAKING OR ENTERING 


1977 


57,938 


+ 3 


1,399.8 


+ 3 




1978 


58,901 


+ 2 


1,421.7 


+ 2 




1979 


62,657 


+ 6 


1,510.2 


+ 6 




1975 


134,001 




3,269.9 






1976 


134,337 


+ .3 


3,241.7 


- 1 


LARCENY-THEFT 


1977 


131,516 


- 2 


3,177.5 


- 2 




1978 


134,012 


+ 2 


3,234.7 


+ 2 




1979 


145,278 


+ 8 


3,501.5 


+ 8 




1975 


21,192 




517.1 






1976 


17,772 


-16 


428.9 


-17 


MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 


1977 


17,732 


-.2 


428.4 


-.1 




1978 


17,599 


- 1 


424.8 


- 1 




1979 


20,217 


+15 


487.3 


+15 




1975 


242,207 




5,910.4 






1976 


234,708 


- 3 


5,663.8 


- 4 


TOTAL 


1977 


235,902 


+ 1 


5,699.5 


+ 1 




1978 


240,840 


+ 2 


5,813.2 


+ 2 




1979 


261,268 


+ 8 


6,297.2 


+ 8 



*Based on Rate per 100,000 Females 



INTRODUCTION 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program is one of the 
steps that have been taken in the establishment of an effective State- 
wide Criminal Justice Information System. This particular phase of 
the CJIS is oriented toward law enforcement and has brought about a 
statewide uniform method of collecting crime statistical data, pro- 
ducing a consolidated annual report concerning crime in Maryland, and 
reporting statewide crime statistics from a single agency to the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

National Uniform Crime Reporting Program 

The counterpart of the statewide UCR Program is the National 
UCR Program which is under the direction of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation. This national program is the result of a need for nation 
wide and uniform compilation of law enforcement statistics. Uniform 
Crime Reports were first collected in 1930 after being developed by 
a committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Today the lACP continues to serve in an advisory capacity 
to the FBI in its operation of the program. 

Crime statistics voluntarily submitted by individual law 
enforcement agencies from all fifty states are presented annually in 
the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports Publication entitled "Crime in the 
United States". 

In the last several years the FBI has been actively assist- 
ing individual states in the development of statewide programs of 
law enforcement statistics compatible with the National UCR Program. 
In taking advantage of the invaluable assistance provided, Maryland 
has developed its own statewide program for collection of law en- 
forcement statistics. 

Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program 

The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program involves the 
uniform compilation, classification, and analysis of crime statistics 
reported by all law enforcement agencies of the state pursuant to 
guides and regulations prescribed by law. 

The responsibility and authority for collection and dissemi- 
nation of UCR data was given to the Maryland Department of Public 
Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) under Article 88B, 
Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The UCR Program 
became operational January 1, 1975. 



Purpose and Objectives 

In keeping with the recommendation of the President's Com- 
mission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, the 
Maryland UCR Program was planned for eventual growth into a complete 
and integrated offender based Criminal Justice Information System. 
Under this program, each offender arrested in Maryland will be tracked 
through the entire criminal justice system from time of arrest through 
the courts to the correctional system where his exit (parole, expira- 
tion of sentence, etc.) will be recorded. In this manner, a complete 
"criminal history" on individual offenders will be available for use 
by the police, courts, and correctional agencies in Maryland. In 
addition, statistical data derived from the CJIS Program will provide 
assistance in determining the overall efficiency of the criminal jus- 
tice system in Maryland and will make effective management studies 
possible. 



are 



The fundamental objectives of the Maryland UCR Program 



1. Inform the governor, legislature, other governmental 
officials, and the public as to the nature of the 
crime problem in Maryland - its magnitude and its 
trends. 

2. Provide law enforcement administrators with criminal 
statistics for administrative and operational use. 

3. Determine who commits crimes by age, sex, race and 
other attributes in order to find the proper focus 
for crime prevention and enforcement. 

4. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
workload and effectiveness of Maryland's Criminal 
Justice System. 

5. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
effects of prevention and deterrence programs. 

6. Provide base data and statistics for research to 
improve the efficiency, effectiveness and perfor- 
mance of criminal justice agencies. 

7. Provide base data to assist in the assessment of 
social and other causes of crime for the develop- 
ment of theories of criminal behavior. 

8. Provide the FBI with complete UCR data to be in- 
cluded in the national crime reports. 



Development 

Effective September, 1972, the first federal grant was 
awarded to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
(State Police) by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration to 
provide money to initiate a Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program 
in Maryland. A committee for the implementation of this Program was 
then established by State Police. 

The committee made studies of the federal program, as well 
as several state UCR Programs, which were operational at that time. 
Forms, tally books, and the Maryland UCR Manual were developed, 
printed, and distributed to all contributing agencies. Questionnaires 
concerning each law enforcement agency's record keeping systems were 
distributed to determine their capability to fully participate in the 
State Program. 

In September, 1974, an additional grant was awarded to the 
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) 
by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration for the purpose of 
hiring Field Records Representatives to serve as liaison officers 
between the State Program and the contributing law enforcement 
agencies. Also, additional clerical support for the State Program 
was provided in the grant. 

During the developmental phase, several workshops were 
held in various parts of the State to present the UCR Program in 
detail to participating agencies. Since that time, supplemental 
workshops have been held as needed. 

During 1975, the first year of operation, the UCR Staff 
concentrated its efforts in assisting requesting law enforcement 
agencies in devising or improving their record keeping systems. 
The UCR Staff continues to keep the agencies trained in UCR and 
to provide assistance where needed. Agencies contributing to the 
UCR Program have increased from 102 agencies in 1975 to 133 in 
1979. The UCR Section collects crime information from these 133 
agencies and publishes quarterly releases reflecting crime trends. 
In addition, this is the fifth annual report produced by the UCR 
Staff containing an in-depth analysis of all information collected 
in the UCR Program. 

During 1979, statistics were collected concerning Battered 
Spouses, and a second Maryland Battered Spouse Report was produced. 
Also, during 1979, statistics were collected concerning Arson, and 
the first Maryland Arson Report was produced. 

Reporting Procedures 

Under the Maryland UCR Program, law enforcement agencies 
are required to submit specified Uniform Crime Reports. The necess- 
ary information for each of the required reports is gathered from 
each agency's record of complaints, investigations and arrests. 



For those agencies desiring assistance in developing sound record 
systems, or improving their present system, a copy of the FBI's 
Manual of Police Records has been provided, along with training of 
records personnel by UCR Field Representatives. 

Crime data and information is submitted by state, county, 
and municipal law enforcement agencies on a daily, monthly, and 
annual basis. The daily report consists of the fingerprints of all 
persons arrested, detained, or charged with any crime or offense 
in Maryland. 

On a monthly basis, organized state, municipal, and county 
law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses known to them 
in the following crime categories: 

(1) Criminal Homicide 

(2) Forcible Rape 

(3) Robbery 

(4) Assault 

(5) Breaking or Entering 

(6) Larceny 

(7) Motor Vehicle Theft 

The count of offenses is taken from the record of complaints 
received by law enforcement agencies from victims, witnesses, other 
sources, or discovered by them during their own operation. Complaints 
determined by subsequent investigation to be unfounded are eliminated 
from the count. The resulting number of "actual offenses known to law 
enforcement agencies" in these crime categories is reported without 
regard to whether anyone is arrested, stolen property is recovered, 
local prosecutive policy, or any other consideration. Reported offen- 
ses are recorded by the municipality and county in which they occur. 
Municipal law enforcement agencies report those crimes which are com- 
mitted within the cities; county law enforcement agencies and state 
police report those crimes which occur in the counties outside the 
city. Law enforcement agencies also report on a monthly basis, supple- 
mental offense information such as the value of property stolen and 
recovered as well as circumstances surrounding homicides and other 
pertinent data. Additional monthly reports of persons arrested are 
submitted. These reports provide information concerning the age, sex 
and race of persons arrested by each individual law enforcement agency. 
Also, a police disposition of all juveniles arrested is collected. 
Monthly arson reports are submitted for law enforcement agencies by 
the State Fire Marshal's Office and designated county agencies. 

In addition, police employee data is collected on an annual 
basis. 

Verification Process 

An obvious concern in the collection of crime statistics 
for law enforcement agencies throughout the state is the uniformity 
and accuracy of data received. Program aides such as guides and 
instructions do not necessarily guarantee the accuracy and correct- 
ness of the reports submitted by the contributors. Additional con- 
trols therefore are necessary. 

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Each report received by the UCR Section is recorded, 
examined and verified for mathematical accuracy, and possibly more 
important, for reasonableness. The verification process includes 
numerous checks to ensure the validity of information. The elimi- 
nation of duplication of reporting by individual contributors re- 
ceives particular attention. Minor errors are corrected by telephone 
contact with the contributors. Substantial variations and errors are 
adjusted through personal contacts with individual contributing 
agencies. The personal contacts are invaluable to the accuracy and 
quality of reporting. Field Representatives are engaged in a con- 
stant educational effort, and as such, provide a vital link between 
the UCR Program and the contributor. 

Population Data 

The computation of crime rates as they appear in this 
report by municipality, county, and state are based on 1979 popula- 
tion estimates provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
through the cooperation and assistance of the United States Bureau 
of Census. 

Monthly and annual Uniform Crime Reports are received from 
133 municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies in Maryland, 

Limitations of a Uniform Crime Reporting Program 

Information currently collected by the Maryland Program is 
generally the same as that gathered by the National system, and the 
methods of classifying and scoring offenses and arrests are the same. 
This readily enables comparisons with other states and with the na- 
tion, as a whole. However, there are limitations to the information 
collected which should be clearly understood before any conclusions 
are drawn from the UCR data presented in this report. 

The main goal of the UCR Program is to furnish police 
administrators with a measure of their activities and operational 
problems as indicated by the number of reported offenses, arrests, 
clearances, and the like. 

A first step in the control of crime is to ascertain the 
true dimensions of the problem. However, present statistics as 
gathered by the UCR Program measure neither the real incidence of 
crime nor the full amount of economic loss to victims. Information 
regarding number of offenses and clearances is collected only for 
the seven Part I crimes. Value and type of property stolen and 
recovered data is requested only for property stolen in Part I offen- 
ses. For the Part II offenses (except non-aggravated assault), the 
only information submitted is the number of arrests for these crimes 
according to the age, sex and race of the subject. Consequently, 
there is no record of the actual number of these offenses occurring, 
nor is there a calculation made for property loss, as in cases of 
arson, vandalism, and embezzlement. 



The Crime Index does not explicitly take into account the 
varying degrees of seriousness of its seven components. Each crime 
receives the same weight as it is added to the Index. Consequently, 
an auto theft is counted the same as a murder, and an aggravated 
assault is weighted equally with an attempted breaking or entering. 
Any review of crime must consider the volume, rate, and trend of 
each offense that comprises the Index and the relationship between 
these seven crimes. 

The Maryland and National Uniform Crime Reporting Programs 
are designed to measure offenses committed and persons arrested, and 
difficulties can arise if this distinction is not kept clearly in 
mind. Crimes relate to events, but arrests relate to persons. Un- 
like traffic violations where there is usually one event, with one 
violation and one offender, a single criminal act can involve several 
crimes, several offenders, and several victims. Relating specific 
crimes to the criminal, or specific offenses to characteristics of 
those arrested, is generally beyond the scope of the present Uniform 
Crime Reporting system. 

Juvenile crime and arrest statistics, because of their na- 
ture, are another area of misunderstanding. Many juvenile offenders 
are handled informally and, as a consequence, inaccurate or incomplete 
recording of the event or action may result. Procedures for handling 
juveniles vary between departments, more so than the handling of adult 
offenders. Furthermore, the degree of juvenile involvement in solved 
offenses is probably seriously misunderstood, because juvenile parti- 
cipation in clearances is recorded only when juveniles are exclusively 
involved. When both adults and juveniles are subjects in a clearance, 
the juvenile participation is not reported. 

The preceding comments should not be viewed as an indictment 
of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program which, admittedly, is designed 
for the operational requirements of law enforcement agencies. While 
current methods of gathering and reporting crime and arrest data pro- 
vide a less than complete picture of criminality in our society, 
there is at present no other informational system in general use 
that will more adequately perform this task. 



MARYLAND UCR SYSTEM FLOW 



Law 

Enforcement 

Agency 



Victim 



UCR 
Returns 




Verified 



Field 

Liaison 

Unit 




CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES 



Uniformity in reporting under the Maryland System is based 
upon the proper classification of offenses by police. 

The adoption of the Federal System of Uniform Crime Report- 
ing included the utilization of the offense classifications of that 
system. Law enforcement in this state has made accurate application 
of those classifications in the reports submitted to the Maryland 
Uniform Crime Reporting System. 

Offenses in Uniform Crime Reporting 

Offenses in Uniform Crime Reporting are divided into two 
groupings designated as Part I and Part II offenses. Crime Index 
offenses are included among the Part I offenses. Offense and arrest 
information is reported for the Part I offenses on a monthly basis, 
whereas only arrest information is reported for Part II offenses. 

The Part I offenses are as follows: 

1. CRIMINAL HOMICIDE -- (a) Murder and non-negligent 
manslaughter: All willful felonious homicides as 
distinguished from deaths caused by negligence. 
Excludes attempts to kill, assaults to kill, sui- 
cides, accidental deaths, or justifiable homicides. 
Justifiable homicides are limited to: (1) The 
killing of a person by a law enforcement officer 

in line of duty; and (2) The killing of a person 
in the act of committing a felony by a private 
citizen, (b) Manslaughter by negligence: Any 
death which the police investigation established 
was primarily attributable to gross negligence of 
some individual other than the victim. 

2. FORCIBLE RAPE -- The carnal knowledge of a female, 
forcibly and against her will in the categories of 
rape by force, assault to rape, and attempted rape. 
Excludes statutory offenses (no force used - victim 
under age of consent). 

3. ROBBERY -- Stealing or taking anything of value from 
the care, custody, or control of a person by force or 
by violence or by putting in fear, such as strong-arm 
robbery, stickups, armed robbery, assaults to rob, 
and attempts to rob. 

4. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT -- Assault with intent to kill or 
for the purpose of inflicting severe bodily injury 
by shooting, cutting, stabbing, maiming, poisoning, 
scalding, or by the use of acids, explosives, or 
other means. Excludes simple assaults. 



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5. BURGLARY - BREAKING OR ENTERING -- Burglary, house- 
breaking, safecracking, or any breaking or unlawful 
entry of a structure with the intent to commit a 
felony or a theft. Includes attempted forcible entry. 

6. LARCENY-THEFT (except motor vehicle theft) -- The un- 
lawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of 
property from the possession or constructive possession 
of another. Thefts of bicycles, automobile accessories, 
shoplifting, pocket-picking, or any stealing of property 
or article which is not taken by force and violence or 
by fraud. Excludes embezzlement, "con" games, forgery, 
worthless checks, etc. 

7. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT — Unlawful taking or stealing or 
attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle 

is a self-propelled vehicle that travels on the surface 
but not on rails. Specifically excluded from this cate- 
gory are motor boats, construction equipment, airplanes, 
and farming equipment. 

8. ARSON -- Include all arrests for violations of state 
laws and municipal ordinances relating to arson and 
attempted arson. Include: any willful or malicious 
burning or attempts to burn, with or without intent 
to defraud, a dwelling house, church, college, jail, 
meeting house, public building or any building, ship 
or other vessel, motor vehicle or aircraft; contents 
of building, personal property of another, goods or 
chattels, crops, trees, fences, gates, grain, vege- 
table products, lumber, woods, cranberry bogs, marshes, 
meadows, etc. 

If personal injury results from the arson, the situa- 
tion would be classified as aggravated assault. In 
the event a death results from arson, the incident 
would be classified as murder. 

The Part II Offenses are as follows: 

9. OTHER ASSAULTS -- Assaults and attempted assaults which 
do not result in serious or aggravated injury to the 
victim are included as other assaults. Examples of 
local jurisdiction offense titles which would be in- 
cluded in "other assaults" are: Simple assault, minor 
assault, assault and battery, injury by culpable negli- 
gence, resisting or obstructing an officer, intimidation, 
coercion, hazing, attempts to commit above. 



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10. FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING -- In this class are placed 
all offenses dealing with the making, altering, utter- 
ing or possessing, with intent to defraud, anything 
false in the semblance of that which is true. 

Include: Altering or forging public and other records. 
Making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting bills, notes 
drafts, tickets, checks, credit cards, etc. Forging 
wills, deeds, notes, bonds, seals, trade-marks, etc. 

Counterfeiting coins, plates, bank notes, checks, etc. 

Possessing or uttering forged or counterfeited instru- 
ments. 

Erasures. 

Signing the name of another or fictitious person with 
intent to defraud. 

Using forged labels. 

Possession, manufacture, etc., of counterfeiting appara- 
tus. 

Selling goods with altered, forged, or counterfeited 
trade-marks. 

All attempts to commit the above. 

11. FRAUD -- Fraudulent conversion and obtaining money or 
property by false pretenses. Includes bad checks, 
confidence games, etc., except forgeries and counter- 
feiting. 

12. EMBEZZLEMENT -- Misappropriation or misapplication of 
money or property entrusted to one's care, custody, or 
control . 

13. STOLEN PROPERTY; BUYING, RECEIVING, POSSESSING — In- 
clude in this class all offenses of buying, receiving, 
and possessing stolen property, as well as all attempts 
to commit any of these offenses. 

14. VANDALISM -- Vandalism consists of the willful or mali- 
cious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement 
of any public or private property, real or personal, 
without consent of the owner or person having custody or 
control, by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, paint- 
ing, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such 
means as may be specified by local law. This offense 
covers a wide range of malicious behavior directed at 
property, such as: cutting auto tires, drawing obscene 



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pictures on public restroom walls, smashing windows, 
destroying school records, tipping over gravestones, 
defacing library books, etc. Count all arrests for 
the above, including attempts. 

15. WEAPONS; CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC. -- This class 
deals with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, 
such as: 

Manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons. 

Carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly. 

Using, manufacturing, etc., silencers. 

Furnishing deadly weapons to minors. 

Aliens possessing deadly weapons. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

16. PROSTITUTION AND COMMERCIALIZED VICE -- Include in 
this class the sex offenses of a commercialized 
nature, such as: 

Prostitution. 

Keeping bawdy house, disorderly house, or house of 
ill fame. 

Pandering, procuring, transporting, or detaining 
women for immoral purposes, etc. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

17. SEX OFFENSES -- (Except forcible rape and prostitution 
and commercialized vice.) Include offenses against 
chastity, common decency, morals, and the like, such 
as: 

Adultery and fornication. 

Buggery. 

Incest. 

Indecent exposure. 

Indecent liberties. 

Intercourse with an insane, epileptic, or venerally 
diseased person. 



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Seduction. 

Sodomy or crime against nature. 

Statutory rape (no force). 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

18. DRUG ABUSE LAWS -- Drug abuse law arrests are re- 
quested on the basis of the narcotics used. Make 
the following subdivisions of drug abuse law arrests: 

Include all arrests for violations of state and local 
laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful 
possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and 
making of narcotic drugs. 

a. Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, 
heroin, codeine). 

b. Marijuana. 

c. Synthetic narcotics--manufactured narcotics which 
can cause true drug addiction (demerol , metha- 
dones). 

d. Dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, benze- 
drine). 

19. GAMBLING -- All charges which relate to promoting, 
permitting, or engaging in gambling are included in 
this category. To provide a more refined collection 
of gambling arrests, the following breakdown of gamb- 
ling arrests should be furnished. 

a. Bookmaking (horse and sport book). 

b. Numbers and lottery. 

c. All other. 

20. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN — Include 
here all charges of nonsupport and neglect or abuse 
of family and children, such as: 

Desertion, abandonment, or nonsupport of wife or child, 

Neglect or abuse of child. (If injury is serious, 
score as aggravated assault.) 

Nonpayment of alimony. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 



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21. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- This class is limited 
to the driving or operating of any vehicle or common 
carrier while drunk or under the influence of liquor 
or narcotics. Include: 

Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. 

Operating an engine, train, streetcar, boat, etc., 
while intoxicated. 

22. LIQUOR LAWS -- With the exception of "drunkenness" 
(offense #23), and "driving under the influence" 
(offense #21), liquor law violations, state or local, 
are placed in this class. Include: 

Manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possess- 
ing, etc., intoxicating liquor. 

Maintaining unlawful drinking places. 

Advertising and soliciting orders for intoxicating 
1 iquor. 

Bootlegging. 

Operating still . 

Furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person. 

Using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor. 

Drinking on train or public conveyance. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

23. DRUNKENNESS -- Not reported in Maryland. 

24. DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- In this class are placed all 
charges of committing a breach of the peace. 
Include: 

Affray. 

Unlawful assembly. 

Disturbing the peace. 

Disturbing meetings. 

Disorderly conduct in state institutions, at court, 
at fairs, on trains, or public conveyances, etc. 

Disguised and masked persons; night riders. 



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Blasphemy, profanity, and obscene language. 

Desecrating flag. 

Refusing to assist an officer. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

25. VAGRANCY -- Include: 
Vagrancy. 
Begging. 

Loitering (persons 18 and over). 

26. ALL OTHER OFFENSES -- Include in this class ewery other 
state or local offense not included in offenses 1 to 25, 
such as: 

Admitting minors to improper places. 

Abduction and compelling to marry. 

Abortion (death resulting from abortion is a homicide, 
offense class la). 

Bigamy and polygamy. 

Blackmail and extortion. 

Bribery. 

Combination in restraint of trade; trusts, monopolies. 

Contempt of court. 

Criminal anarchism. 

Criminal syndicalism. 

Discrimination; unfair competition. 

Kidnapping. 

Marriage within prohibited degrees. 

Offenses contributing to juvenile delinquency (except 
as provided for in offenses 1 to 28 inclusive), such 
as employment of children in immoral vocations or 
practices, admitting minors to improper place, etc. 



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Perjury and subornation of perjury. 

Possession, repair, manufacture, etc., of burglar's 
tools. 

Possession or sale of obscene literature, pictures, etc. 

Public nuisances. 

Riot and rout. 

Trespass. 

Unlawfully bringing weapons into prisons or hospitals. 

Unlawfully bringing drugs or liquor into state prisons, 
hospitals, etc.; furnishing to convicts. 

Unlawful disinterment of the dead and violation of 
sepulture. 

Unlawful use, possession, etc., of explosives. 

Violation of state regulatory laws and municipal 
ordinances (this does not include those offenses or 
regulations which belong in the above classes). 

Violation of quarantine. 

All offenses not otherwise classified. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

27. SUSPICION — While "suspicion" is not an offense, it 
is the ground for many arrests in those jurisdictions 
where the law permits. After examination by the police, 
the prisoner is either formally charged or released. 
Those formally charged are entered in one of the Part I 
or II offense classes. This class is limited to "sus- 
picion" arrests where persons arrested are released by 
the pol ice. 

28. CURFEW AND LOITERING LAWS -- (JUVENILES) -- Count all 
arrests made by your department for violation of local 
curfew or loitering ordinances where such laws exist. 

29. RUN-AWAY (JUVENILES) -- For the purpose of Uniform Crime 
Reporting Program, report in this category apprehensions 
for protective custody as defined by your local statute. 
Count arrests made by other jurisdictions of run-aways 
from your jurisdiction. Do not include protective cus- 
tody actions with respect to run-aways you take for 
other jurisdictions. 



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CRIME FACTORS 



statistics gathered under the Uniform Crime Reporting 
Program are submitted by the law enforcement agencies of Maryland 
and project a statewide view of crime. Awareness of the presence 
of certain crime factors, which may influence the resulting volume 
and type of statistics presented, is necessary if fair and equitable 
conclusions are to be drawn. These crime influencing factors are 
present, to some degree, in eyery community and their presence 
affects, in varying degrees, the crime experience of that community. 
Attempts at comparison of crime figures between communities should 
not be made without first considering the individual factors present 
in each community. 

Crime, as an outgrowth of society, remains a social prob- 
lem of grave concern and the police are limited in their role to its 
suppression and detection. As stated by the President's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice in their 
report "The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society" (1967 - Page 92): 

"But the fact that the police deal daily with crime 
does not mean that they have unlimited power to 
prevent it, or reduce it, or deter it. The police 
did not create and cannot resolve the social condi- 
tions that stimulate crime. They did not start and 
cannot stop the convulsive social changes that are 
taking place in America. They do not enact the laws 
that they are required to enforce, nor do they dis- 
pose of the criminals they arrest. The police are 
only one part of the criminal justice system; the 
criminal justice system is only one part of the 
government; and the government is only one part of 
society. Insofar as crime is a social phenomenon, 
crime prevention is the responsibility of e\/ery part 
of society. The criminal process is limited to case 
by case operations, one criminal or one crime at a 
time. " 

Set forth below are some of the conditions which will, by 
type and volume, affect the crime that occurs from place to place: 

Density and size of the community population and the 
metropolitan area of which it is a part. 

Composition of the population with reference particu- 
larly to age, sex and race. 

Economic status of the population. 

Relative stability of population, including commuters, 
seasonal, and other transient types. 



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Climate, including seasonal weather conditions. 

Educational, recreational, and religious characteristics. 

Standards governing appointments to the police force. 

Policies of the prosecuting officials and the courts. 

Attitude of the public toward law enforcement problems. 

The administrative and investigative efficiency of the 
local law enforcement agency, including the degree of 
adherence to crime reporting standards. 

Organization and cooperation of adjoining and overlapping 
police jurisdictions. 



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CRIME INDEX 



The tabulations presented in the tables, graphs, and charts 
in this publication indicate the volume and distribution of crime in 
Maryland on the basis of a Crime Index. The crime figures are broken 
down by agency, county, regional, and state totals. 

The total number of criminal acts that occur is unknown, 
but those that are reported to law enforcement provide the first means 
of a count. Not all crimes come readily to the attention of law en- 
forcement; not all crimes are of sufficient importance to be signifi- 
cant in an index; and not all important crimes occur with enough re- 
gularity to be meaningful in an index. With these considerations in 
mind, the crimes below were selected as a group to furnish a conven- 
ient measure of the crime problem: 

1. Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter 

2. Forcible Rape 

3. Robbery 

4. Aggravated Assault 

5. Breaking or Entering 

6. Larceny-Theft 

7. Motor Vehicle Theft 

8. Arson* 

These offenses were selected because they are serious either by 
nature or frequency of occurence. 

The crime counts set forth in this publication are actual 
offenses established by police investigation. When police receive 
a complaint of a crime and the follow-up investigation discloses no 
crime occurred, it is "unfounded". 

In 1979, police investigations "unfounded" 7 percent of 
the complaints concerning Index Offenses, ranging from 1 percent in 
the Aggravated Assault category to 14 percent in the Motor Vehicle 
Theft category. When compared to 1978, there were also 1 percent 
"unfounded" in the Aggravated Assault category, and 14 percent in 
the Motor Vehicle Theft category. 

Calculation of Rates and Trends 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program provides data for 
police executives to measure local problems. To facilitate this 
function, it is sometimes necessary to convert the data into rates, 
percentages, or trends. Certain guidelines are presented. 

Crime Rates 

One of the most meaningful crime statistics is the Crime 
Rate. This rate is the number of offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. 

*1979 arson statistics do not include a complete year's data and 
are, therefore, not included in this report. 

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This rate can be calculated regardless of the number of inhabitants 
in your city or county. To compute rates, divide your city's popu- 
lation by 100,000 and divide the number of offenses in each class 
by that answer. The answer is the number of offenses in each class 
per 100,000 and is your Crime Rate for that offense. 

Example: 

a. Population for your jurisdiction 75,000 

b. Number of burglaries for your 
jurisdiction for a year 215 

Divide 75,000 by 100,000 = .75 

Divide 215 by .75 = 286.7 

Your burglary rate: 286.7 per 100,000 inhabitants 

The number of .75 can now be divided into your totals in any offense 
class to produce a Crime Rate for that offense. 

This same computation can be completed to give you arrest rates per 
100,000 inhabitants. 

Clearance Rates 

The percentage of crimes cleared by arrest is obtained by 
dividing the number of offenses cleared by the number of actual 
offenses. This answer is then multiplied by 100. An example of 
this calculation is: 

a. Number of clearances in robbery 38 

b. Number of actual robberies 72 

Divide 38 by 72 = .528 
Multiply: .528 x 100 = 52.8 

Your percentage of clearance in robbery is 52.8%. 






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Percent of Change 

The method most commonly used to compare crime statistics 
for the current year with any prior year is the Percent of Change. 
This Percent is calculated by subtracting the prior year's data from 
the current year's data and dividing the resulting figure by the 
prior year's data. The answer is then multiplied by 100. An example 
of this calculation is: 

a. 1979 Robberies 13,745 

b. 1978 Robberies 12,828 



Subtract 12,828 from 13,745 = 917 
Divide 917 by 12,828 = + .07 
Multiply +.07 X 100 = +7% 
Your Percent of Change in Robbery is +7% 



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MARYLAND 
OFFENSE DATA 



CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 

Volume 

A total of 261,268 Crime Index Offenses were reported to 
law enforcement agencies in Maryland during the Calendar Year 1979. 
This represents an increase of 8 percent when compared to the 1978 
data which was comprised of a total of 240,840 Crime Index Offenses. 

The Crime Index Offenses referred to here represent the 
most common problem to law enforcement. They are serious crimes by 
their nature, volume, or frequency of occurrence. Basically, they 
can be categorized as Violent Crimes, which include Murder, Forcible 
Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault, or as Property Crimes, which 
include Breaking or Entering, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

An analysis of the total Index by month in 1979 shows that 
July had the highest frequency of occurrence and February had the 
lowest. Compared to 1978, August had the highest frequency and 
February had the lowest. 

Violent Crime 

Violent Crimes involve the element of personal confronta- 
tion between the perpetrator and the victim. Because of their very 
nature. Violent Crimes are considered more serious than Property 
Crimes. These offenses accounted for 13 percent of the total Crime 
Index for 1979, the same as in 1978. 

Analyzing the Violent Crimes by month reveals October had 
the greatest frequency of occurrence, while February had the lowest. 
1978 showed November and December to have the highest frequencies 
and February to have the lowest. 

Property Crime 

The number of Property Crimes reported during 1979 was 
more than 6 times greater than the number of Violent Crimes repor- 
ted. As a group. Property Crimes made up 87 percent of the total 
Crime Index, the same as in 1978. 

A monthly analysis showed July had the highest frequency 
of occurrence and February had the lowest. During 1978, August 
was the highest and February was the lowest. 



Rates 

Crime Rates relate the incidence of crime to the resident 
population. Many other factors which may contribute to the volume 
and type of crime in a given jurisdiction are not incorporated here, 
but are shown in the section entitled "Crime Factors". 



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In 1979, the Crime Rate for Maryland was 6,297.2 victims 
for every 100,000 population. This represents an 8 percent increase 
in Crime Rate when compared to 1978 with 5,813.2 victims per 100,000 
population. 

The 1979 Rate for the Violent Crime group was established 
at 798.2 victims per 100,000 inhabitants, a 9 percent increase com- 
pared with 1978. The Property Crime group resulted in a Rate of 
5,499.0 per 100,000 inhabitants. This results in an 8.2 percent 
increase when compared to 1978. 



Clearances 

For Uniform Crime Reporting purposes, a crime is cleared 
when police have identified the offender, have evidence to charge 
him and actually take him into custody. Solutions of crimes are 
also recorded in exceptional instances where some element beyond 
police control precludes formal charges against the offender, such 
as the victim's refusal to prosecute or local prosecution is de- 
clined because the subject is being prosecuted elsewhere for a 
crime committed in another jurisdiction. The arrest of one person 
can clear several crimes or several persons may be arrested in the 
process of solving one crime. 

Maryland law enforcement agencies cleared 22 percent of 
all Index Offenses reported to them in 1979. During 1978, police 
cleared 23 percent of the Index Offenses reported. 

The Violent Crimes recorded a 44 percent clearance rate 
as compared to 1978 with a 45 percent clearance rate. The Property 
Crime group revealed a 19 percent clearance rate in 1979, the same 
as in 1978. 

Considering individually the 1979 Violent Crime solution 
rate, it was determined that police were successful in solving 76 
percent of the Murders, 57 percent of the Rapes, 26 percent of the 
Robberies, and 56 percent of the Aggravated Assaults. The Property 
Crime solution rates were 19 percent for Breaking or Entering, 18 
percent for Larceny, and 18 percent for Motor Vehicle Theft. 

The relatively high clearance rate for Violent Crimes as 
compared to non-violent Property Crimes is in part attributable to 
the volume difference between the two. Property Crime volume is 
much greater than that of Violent Crime and police investigation 
of Violent Crime is usually more intense. The element of confron- 
tation between victim and perpetrator, as well as witness identifi- 
cation of the perpetrator, also contributes to this higher rate of 
solution. 



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JuvjzNiLE Clearances 

In 1979, the clearance involvement of those persons under 
the age of 18 represented 32 percent of all cases cleared, the same 
as in 1978. 

The juvenile clearances for the Violent Crime category 
represented 17 percent of those cases solved, as compared to 18 per- 
cent in 1978, with 4 percent clearances in Murder cases, 10 percent 
clearances in Rape cases, 29 percent clearances in Robbery cases, 
and 14 percent clearances in Aggravated Assault cases. 

The Property Crime clearances involving juveniles, repre- 
sented 37 percent of those cases solved, the same as in 1978, with 
40 percent in Breaking or Entering cases, 36 percent in Larceny 
cases, and 33 percent in Motor Vehicle Theft cases. 

Stolen Property Value 

The total value of Property Stolen during 1979 was 
$117,226,778 which resulted in a 27 percent increase over 1978. 
Recovered Property amounted to $39,998,546 which is 34 percent of 
the total stolen, resulting in a $77,228,232 property loss to vic- 
tims in the State of Maryland during 1979. This property loss 
results in a 26 percent increase when compared to the property 
loss in 1978. 



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CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 



25,000 
24,000 
23,000 
22,000 
21,000 
20,000 
19,000 
18,000 
17,000 
16,000 
15,000 
14,000 




FEB MAR APR MAY 



15,426 14,127 18,017 

19,905 16,261 20,933 



18,778 20, 

19,696 21, 



JUNE JULY AUG 

20,477 22,180 24,08E 

23,071 24,542 24,011 



SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

21,431 22,337 21,784 22.191 

22,493 23,997 22,247 22,444 

+5 +7 *Z +1 



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VIOLENT CRIME 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 




1,800 



JAN 


FEB 


MAR 


APR 


MAY 


JUNE 


JULY 


AUG 


SEPT 


OCT 


NOV 


DEC 


2,026 


1,859 


2,254 


2,148 


2,461 


2,411 


2,704 


2,876 


2,762 


2,863 


2,943 


3,021 


2,671 


2,281 


2,753 


2,474 


2,644 


2,839 


2,786 


2,825 


3,046 


3,198 


2,851 


2,748 


+32 


+23 


+22 


+15 


+7 


+ 18 


+3 


-2 


+10 


+12 


-3 


-9 



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PROPERTY CRIME 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 







• 1978 




22,000- 


- 


• 1979 ^^ 




21,000- 
20,000- 


^ 


/A 




19,000- 


- 


. / / 


\/ — 


18,000- 
17,000- 


\ 


/v-^- 




16,000- 


A 


// 




15,000- 


■ \/ 


7 




14,000- 


\/ 

• 


/ 




13,000- 


-\/ 


/ 




12,000- 


• 







JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULV AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

1978 13,400 12,268 15,763 16,630 17,543 18,066 19,476 21,212 18,669 19,474 18,841 19,170 

1979 17,234 13,980 18,180 17,222 19,024 20,232 21,766 21,186 19,447 20.799 19,396 19,696 
t Ch. +29 +14 +15 +4 +8 +12 +12 +4 +7 +3 +3 



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CLEARANCE RATES 



OFFENSES 


YEAR 


NUMBER 

OF 

OFFENSES 


NUMBER 
CLEARED 


RATE 

OF 

CLEARANCE 


PERCENT 
CHANGE 
OF RATE 


MURDER 


1978 
1979 


338 

406 


272 
308 


81 
76 


-6 


FORCIBLE RAPE 


1978 
1979 


1,476 
1,628 


828 
925 


56 
57 


+2 


ROBBERY 


1978 
1979 


12,828 
13,745 


3,394 
3,569 


27 
26 


-4 


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 


1978 
1979 


15,686 
17,337 


9,243 
9,743 


59 
56 


-5 


BREAKING OR ENTERING 


1978 
1979 


58,901 
62,657 


11,478 
12,117 


20 
19 


-5 


LARCENY-THEFT 


1978 
1979 


134,012 
145,278 


25,946 
26,789 


19 
18 


-5 


MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 


1978 
1979 


17,599 
20,217 


3,341 
3,687 


20 
18 


-10 


VIOLENT CRIME 


1978 
1979 


30,328 
33,116 


13,737 
14,545 


45 
44 


-2 


PROPERTY CRIME 


1978 
1979 


210,512 
228,152 


40,855 
42,593 


19 
19 





TOTAL 


1978 
1979 


240,840 
261,268 


54,592 
57,138 


23 
22 


-4 



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STOLEN PROPERTY 

ANALYSIS OF VALUE STOLEN AND RECOVERED-1979 



TYPE OF PROPERTY 


VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
STOLEN 


VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
RECOVERED 


PERCENT OF 

VALUE 
RECOVERED 


Currency, Notes, Etc. 


$ 9,157,730 


$ 677,265 


7.4% 


Jewelry and Precious 
Metals 


11,736,421 


927,709 


7.9% 


Clothing and Furs 


3,476,352 


569,726 


16.4% 


Locally Stolen Motor 
Vehicles 


46,633,380 


31,586,517 


67.7% 


Office Equipment 


1,517,308 


145,158 


9.6% 


Televisions, Radios, 
Cameras, Etc. 


10,928,746 


865,930 


7.9% 


Firearms 


1,481,788 


162,488 


11.0% 


Household Goods 


2,547,164 


499,541 


19.6% 


Consumable Goods 


1,682,388 


665,111 


39.5% 


Livestock 


109,268 


17,415 


15.9% 


Miscellaneous 


27,956,233 


3,881,686 


13.9% 


TOTAL 


117,226,778 


39,998,546 


34.1% 



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VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 

PERCENT OF VOLUME RECOVERED 
1979 



65.8% 




34.2% 



I I Recovered 

Not 
Recovered 





5 Yr. 
Total 


1979 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Stolen 


440 
Mil 1 ion 


117 
Million 


93 
Million 


80 
Mil 1 ion 


78 
Million 


72 
Million 


Re- 
covered 


145 
Million 


40 
Million 


31 
Million 


27 

Mil 1 ion 


23 
Mill ion 


24 
Mill ion 



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MURDER 




MURDER 



Murder is defined as the willful (nonnegl igent) killing of 
one human being by another. As a general rule, any death due to a 
fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or commission of a crime is counted 
as a Murder. This offense is scored on the basis of police investiga- 
tion without regard to the findings of a court or jury or the decision 
of a prosecutor. Assaults to Murder and Attempted Murders are counted 
as Aggravated Assaults. Suicide, accidental deaths and justifiable 
homicides are also excluded. 



Volume 

In 1979, a total of 406 Murders were reported to law enforce- 
ment agencies in Maryland. This compares to 338 Murders in 1978 and 
results in an increase of 20 percent. Murder comprises 1 percent of 
the total Violent Crime category and .2 percent of the total Crime 
Index. 

A monthly analysis of Murder indicates that March had the 
highest frequency and August had the lowest frequency. In 1978, May 
and December had the highest frequencies and January had the lowest 
frequency. 

Rate 

In 1979, there were 9.8 victims of Murder for every 100,000 
residents in Maryland. During 1978, we reported a Murder Rate of 8.2 
victims per 100,000 population resulting in a 19.5 percent increase. 



Nature 

Murder victims in 1979 were male in 74 percent of all cases 
while female victims comprised 26 percent of the total. During 1978, 
73 percent of all cases were male while female victims comprised 26 
percent. 

67.5 percent of all Murder victims were black, while 31.3 

percent were white and 1.2 percent were of other races. This compares 

to 67.5 percent black, 32.3 percent white, and 1.2 percent of other 
races, in 1978. 

The largest number of Murders (80) occurred in the 25-29 
age group, which comprised 19.7 percent of the total. 

In 1979, firearms predominated as the weapon most often 
used in the commission of Murder in Maryland, representing 56.9 per- 
cent of the total. This compares to 54.7 percent of the total during 



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1978. 46.6 percent of the total were committed with handguns, while 
28.1 percent were committed with a knife or cutting instrument, 7.1 
percent with other dangerous weapons, and 4.9 percent were committed 
with personal weapons, such as hands, fists, feet, etc. In 1978, 
43.8 percent were committed with handguns, while 27.8 percent were 
committed with a knife or cutting instrument, 7.7 percent with other 
dangerous weapons, and 9.8 percent with personal weapons. 



Clearances 

In 1979, 76 percent of all Murders were cleared with 4 per- 
cent of the total solved involving juvenile arrests. This compares 
to 1978 with an 81 percent clearance rate and 7 percent of the total 
cleared involving juveniles. 



Persons Arrested 

A total of 368 persons were arrested in Maryland for Murder 
during 1979. This represents a 19.1 percent increase when compared 
to 1978, with a total of 309 persons arrested for Murder. 

Of this total, 88 percent were males and 12 percent female. 
71 percent of the total were black while 29 percent were white. 89 
percent were adults and 11 percent were juveniles. 

The age group with the highest frequency of arrests was 
the 25-29 group with 81 arrests or 22 percent of the total. 



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MURDER 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 




FEB MAR APR MAY JJNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 



30 24 



1979 
% Ch. 



38 47 



37 28 



28 32 28 35 



30 33 35 32 



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MURDER VICTIMS 



ANALYSIS BY AGE. SEX. AND RACE-1979 



AGE 


NUMBER 


PERCENT 
DISTRI- 
BUTION 




SEX 




RACE 






Male 


Female 


White 


Negro 


Other 


NB 


1 


.2% 




1 


1 






BB 


2 


.5% 


2 




1 


1 




1-4 


4 


1.0% 


1 


3 


3 




1 


5-9 


2 


.5% 


1 


1 


2 






10-14 


2 


.5% 


1 


1 




2 




15-19 


32 


7.9% 


24 


8 


11 


20 


1 


20-24 


49 


12.1% 


33 


16 


14 


34 


1 


25-29 


80 


19.7% 


66 


14 


21 


59 




30-34 


61 


15.0% 


46 


15 


15 


45 


1 


35-39 


45 


11.1% 


34 


11 


7 


37 


1 


40-44 


27 


6.7% 


20 


7 


7 


20 




45-49 


23 


5.7% 


18 


5 


9 


14 




50-54 


19 


4.7% 


15 


4 


7 


12 




55-59 


12 


3.0% 


9 


3 


4 


8 




60-64 


13 


3.2% 


8 


5 


6 


7 




65-69 


11 


2.7% 


8 


3 


9 


2 




70-74 


8 


2.0% 


8 




1 


7 




75 & Over 


15 


3.7% 


7 


8 


9 


6 




TOTAL 


406 


*100.0% 


301 


105 


127 


274 


5 



*Percent distribution does not add to 100% due to rounding. 



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MURDER 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 
5 YEAR TREND 



1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 ™ PERCENT^ 



HANDGUN 



BLUNT 
OBJECT 

RIFLE 



SHOTGUN 



KNIFE 



PERSONAL 



216 151 143 



16 



20 



23 



24 



15 



37 37 



16 



13 



23 



29 



86 78 



19 



ALL OTHERS 43 



23 28 



156 



10 



24 



94 



33 



16 



193 859 



12 



11 



27 



20 



29 



75 



74 



154 



114 452 



111 



139 



46.1 
4.0 
4.0 
8.3 

24.2 
6.0 
7.5 



TOTAL 



435 352 333 



338 406 1,864 



100.0 



♦Percent distribution does not add to 100% due to rounding. 



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MURDER 

DISTRIBUTION BY DAY OF WEEK 
5 YEAR TREND 



1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 



5 YEAR PERCENT 



TOTAL 



DISTRIB, 



SUNDAY 



MONDAY 



TUESDAY 



65 45 



FRIDAY 



61 



36 



WEDNESDAY 60 



THURSDAY 64 



50 



38 



33 



71 67 



53 



39 



39 



41 



51 50 



57 



SATURDAY 78 



68 54 



54 


57 


274 


14.7 


54 


60 


264 


14.2 


43 


55 


211 


11.3 


46 


39 


219 


n.7 


29 


54 


248 


13.3 


53 


61 


309 


16.6 


59 


80 


339 


18.2 



TOTAL 



435 352 



333 



338 



406 1,864 



100.0 



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RAPE 




RAPE 



Rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and 
against her will. In Uniform Crime Reporting, Rape is divided into 
two cateogies: (1) Rape by Force; (2) Attempt to commit Forcible 
Rape. Statutory Rape or the carnal knowledge of a female with no 
force used and where the victim is under the legal age of consent, 
as well as other sex offenses, are not included in this category. 

Volume 

During 1979, 1,628 Forcible Rapes were reported to Mary- 
land law enforcement agencies. This compares to 1,476 Rapes during 
1978 and results in a 10 percent increase. 

Rape accounted for 5 percent of the Violent Crimes and 
.7 percent of the total Crime Index. 

The month of September showed the highest frequency of 
Rapes, while January showed the lowest. In 1978, August had the 
highest frequency and February the lowest. 



Rate 

A Crime Rate, in its proper perspective, is a victim risk 
rate since it equates the number of crimes per unit of population. 
In 1979, 78.5 out of every 100,000 females in Maryland were reported 
Rape victims, as compared to 1978 when 71.3 per 100,000 female popu- 
lation were reported victims. This results in a 10.1 percent increase 
in the Rate of Forcible Rapes. 



Nature 

During 1979, 76 percent of all Rapes were actual Rapes by 
Force while 24 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible 
Rape. In 1978, 79 percent of the total were Forcible Rapes while 
21 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible Rape. 12 
percent of the Rapes reported in 1979 were determined by police 
investigation to be unfounded, while 13 percent were unfounded in 
1978. 



Clearances 

In Calendar Year 1979, 57 percent of the total number of 
Rapes were cleared by arrest with 10 percent of the total solved 
involving juvenile arrests. In 1978, 56 percent of the total Rapes 
were cleared and 9 percent of the total cleared involved juveniles. 



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Persons Arrested 

In 1979, there were 927 persons arrested for Rape in Maryland. 
In comparison to 1978, with 878, there was a 5.6 percent increase in the 
number of arrests. 

81 percent of the total number were 18 years of age or older, 
while the remaining 19 percent were juveniles. 68 percent of the total 
were black and 32 percent white. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 25-29 age 
group with 159 arrests or 17.2 percent of the total. 



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1979 

t Ch. 



RAPE 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 




SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

155 125 141 137 



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RAPE 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 
1979 



76.4% 






5 Yr. 
Total 


1979 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Force 


5,531 


1,243 


1,169 


1,116 


1,008 


995 


Attempt 


1,627 


385 


307 


323 


319 


293 



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ROBBERY 




ROBBERY 



Robbery is defined as the taking, or attempting to take, 
of anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person 
or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting 
the victim in fear. The element of personal confrontation is always 
present in this crime. Under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, 
all attempts to commit Robbery are included. Robberies are reported 
in four general categories -- firearms; knife or cutting instrument; 
other dangerous weapons; and hands, fists, feet, etc. As a general 
rule. Robbery differs from Larceny in that it is aggravated by the 
element of force or threat of force. 

Robbery, as a Crime of Violence, has a serious impact on 
the victim. In many instances serious injury results. Oftentime, 
with or without physical injury, the victim suffers mental anguish. 
Such damage is immeasurable. 



Volume 

During 1979, there were 13,745 actual Robbery offenses 
reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In 1978, there were 
12,828 Robberies, which results in an increase of 7 percent. 

Robbery accounted for 42 percent of the Violent Crime 
category and 6.0 percent of the total Crime Index. 

A monthly comparison reveals that January had the high- 
est frequency of Robberies, while May had the lowest frequency. 
In 1978, January and December had the highest frequency and April 
had the lowest. 



Rate 

The 1979 Robbery Rate was 331.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. 
This compares to a rate of 309.6 per 100,000 population in 1978, 
and results in a 7.0 percent increase in the Robbery Rate. 



Nature 

During 1979, 62.8 percent of the Robberies were committed 
in the street, while only 1.5 percent were Bank Robberies. This 
compares to 1978 when 61.6 percent were committed in the street, 
and 1.4 percent were Bank Robberies. 

Bank Robberies accounted for the highest average value 
loss, $3,538 in 1979. The average value loss for total Robberies 
was $329. 



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Armed perpetrators were responsible for 53.0 percent of the 
Robbery offenses while 47.0 percent were muggings or strong-armed 
Robberies. This compares to 1978, when 52.4 percent involved Armed 
Robberies and 47.0 percent were strong-arm. 

An analysis of Armed Robbery by type of weapon indicates 
that the use of firearms was predominate, accounting for 71.2 percent 
of all Armed Robberies. Knives or cutting instruments made up 15.9 
percent while other dangerous weapons accounted for 12.9 percent of 
all Armed Robberies. In 1978, 71.2 percent of the total Armed Robber- 
ies were committed with firearms, 15.3 percent with knives or cutting 
instruments, and 13.5 percent with other dangerous weapons. 



Clearances 

In 1979, 26 percent of the total number of Robberies were 
cleared by arrest with 29 percent of the total solved involving a 
juvenile arrest. In 1978, 27 percent of the Robberies were cleared 
and 31 percent of those involved juveniles. 

28 percent of the Armed Robberies were cleared with 15 
percent of the total solved involving a juvenile arrest. 24 percent 
of the strong-arm Robberies recorded a clearance, while 46 percent 
of the total involved juveniles. 



Persons Arrested 

4,995 persons were arrested for Robbery in Maryland during 
1979. In comparison with 1978, and a total of 5,022 persons arrested 
there was a .5 percent decrease in Robbery arrests. 

58 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Robbery were adults, while the remaining 42 percent were juveniles. 

80 percent of the total persons arrested were black and 20 
percent were white. 94 percent were males and 6 percent females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 16 and 17 
year old age groups which comprised 22 percent of the total persons 
arrested for Robbery. 



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ROBBERY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 




JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV OEC 

1,010 880 987 782 881 851 977 1,107 1,130 1,345 1,435 1,443 

1,375 1,061 1,124 1,028 1,021 1,029 1,059 1,072 1,120 1,313 1,274 1,269 

♦36 +21 +14 +31 +16 +21 +8 -3 -1 -2 -11 -12 



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ROBBERY 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN-1979 



NUMBER PERCENT TOTAL AVERAGE 
CLASSIFICATION OF OF VALUES VALUES 

OFFENSES DISTRIB. (DOLLARS) (DOLLARS) 



Highway 

Commercial House 

Service Station 

Convenience Store 

Residence 

Bank 

Miscellaneous 



8,638 62.8 $1,441,604 $ 167 



1,597 



309 



533 



1,082 



200 



11.6 



2.2 



3.9 



7.9 



1.5 



1,386 10.1 



946,543 



130,707 



190,142 



678,106 



707,608 



422,414 



593 



423 



357 



627 



3,538 



305 



TOTAL 



13,745 100.0 $4,517,124 $ 329 



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ROBBERY 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 
1979 



37.7% 



47.0% 




Strona Arm 



I I Other 
1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 



Firearm 


25,040 


5,187 


4,787 


4,335 


4,717 


6,014 


Knife 


5,409 


1,162 


1,031 


1,004 


1,044 


1,168 


Strong 

Arm 


29,907 


6,455 


6,103 


5,849 


5,621 


5,879 


Other 


4,656 


941 


907 


900 


365 


1,043 



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AGGRAVATED 
ASSAULT 




AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



Aggravated Assault, as defined under the Maryland Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program, is an unlawful attack by one person upon 
another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily 
injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of 
a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. 
Attempts are included since it is not necessary that any injury 
result when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which would re- 
sult in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully com- 
pleted. Also included in this category are all attempted Murders. 

Any assault in which hands, fists and feet are used and 
no serious injury to the victim results is classified as a simple 
assault which falls into the Part II category, and is not included 
as a Crime Index Offense. 

Volume 

During 1979, a total of 17,337 Aggravated Assaults were 
reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In comparison, 
there were 15,686 Aggravated Assaults in 1978 resulting in an 11 
percent increase. 

Aggravated Assault made up 52 percent of the Violent 
Crime category and 7.6 percent of the total Crime Index. 

The months of September and October had the highest 
frequencies of Aggravated Assaults occurring while February had 
the lowest. During 1978, July and August showed the highest 
frequencies and February showed the lowest. 



Rate 

For each 100,000 persons in Maryland during 1979, there 
were 417.9 victims of Aggravated Assault. During 1978, there were 
378.6 Aggravated Assault victims per 100,000 population. A com- 
parison of the two years results in a 10.4 percent increase. 



Nature 

In 1979, 21.6 percent of the Aggravated Assaults were 
committed with the use of a firearm. A knife or cutting instrument 
was used in 26.2 percent of Assaults, and 32.5 percent were com- 
mitted with other dangerous weapons. The remaining 19.7 percent 
were committed with personal weapons such as hands, fists, feet, 
etc. These figures compare to 1978, when 20.7 percent of Aggrava- 
ted Assaults were committed with a firearm, 27.9 percent with a 



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knife or cutting instrument, 33.6 percent with other dangerous 
weapons, and 17.8 percent with personal weapons. 



Clearances 

56 percent of the total number of Aggravated Assaults 
were cleared by arrest with 14 percent of the total clearances 
involving juveniles. As compared to 1978, 59 percent of the total 
were cleared, and of those cleared, 14 percent involved juveniles. 



Persons .Arrested 

There were 5,622 arrests for Aggravated Assault in Mary- 
land during 1979. This results in a 2.1 percent decrease when 
compared to 1978, with 5,743 persons arrested. 

77 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Aggravated Assault were adults, while 23 percent were juveniles. 
51 percent of the total were black and 49 percent white. 86 per- 
cent of the total were males, while 14 percent were females. 

The age group with the greatest concentration of arrests 
was the 25-29 age group with 828 arrests or 15 percent of the total 



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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 




FEB MAR 



896 1.U7 

,084 1 ,456 



APR 


MAY 


JUNE 


JULY 


AUG 


SEPT 


OCT 


NOV 


DEC 


1,230 


1,410 


1,388 


1.572 


1,578 


1,449 


1,361 


1,339 


1,406 


1,281 


1,464 


1,642 


1,530 


1,574 


1,719 


1,720 


1,395 


1,302 



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26.2% 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 
1979 




32.5% 



[!,WJ Firearm 
Knife 



21.6% 



19.7% 



1978 1977 1976 1975 



Other 
Hands, Etc. 



Firearm 


15,913 


3,746 


3,252 


3,139 


2,821 


2,955 


Knife 


19,739 


4,542 


4,378 


4,086 


3,343 


3,390 


Other 


23,614 


5,632 


5,268 


5,012 


3,798 


3,904 


Hands, 
Etc. 


14,186 


3,417 


2,788 


2,619 


2,360 


3,002 



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BREAKING OR 
ENTERING 




BREAKING OR ENTERING 

Breaking or Entering is defined as the unlawful entry of a 
structure to commit a felony or a theft. 

Data collection for this offense is further categorized as 
to forcible entries, unlawful entries where no force is used, and 
attempted forcible entries. 

As with other Property Crimes, the motive of personal gain 
coupled with the element of opportunity, results in the commission 
of this offense by both the amateur and the professional perpetrator. 
Only the absence of confrontation and use of force separate this crime 
from Robbery of the Violent Crime group. 

The volume of this offense presents the police with a serious 
enforcement problem, made more difficult in many areas, by the lack of 
sufficient personnel to act as a deterrent and to provide successful 
solutions to these crimes. 



Volume 

In 1979, a total of 62,657 Breaking or Enterings were re- 
ported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In comparison, there 
were 58,901 Breaking or Enterings in 1978, resulting in a 6 percent 
increase. 

Breaking or Enterings made up 27.5 percent of the Property 
Crime category and 24.0 percent of the total Crime Index. 

A monthly analysis reveals that August and October had 
the highest frequencies of occurrence while February had the lowest 
frequency. In 1978, August and December showed the highest frequen- 
cies and February showed the lowest. 



Rate 

The Breaking or Entering Rate was 1,510.2 per 100,000 in- 
habitants of Maryland during 1979. In 1978, there were 1,421.7 
Breaking or Entering victims per 100,000 population. In comparison, 
this results in a 6.2 percent increase in the Breaking or Entering 
Rate. 



Nature 

In 1979, 76.7 percent of the Breaking or Enterings involved 
forcible entry, 13.3 percent were unlawful entries (without force), 



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and 10.0 percent were recorded as attempted forcible entries. In 
comparison, 76.0 percent were forcible entry, 13.9 percent were 
unlawful entries, and 10.1 percent were attempted forcible entries 
during 1978. 

61.7 percent of all Breaking or Enterings were committed 
in a residence, while 38.3 percent were committed in a nonresidence 
structure. During 1978, 62.7 percent were committed in a residence, 
while 37.3 percent were committed in a nonresidence structure. 

The average dollar value loss for Breaking or Entering was 
$588. This compares to 1978 with $490, and results in a 20.0 percent 
increase. 



Clearances 

In 1979, law enforcement agencies in Maryland were success- 
ful in clearing 19 percent of the total Breaking or Entering Offenses, 
of which 40 percent involved juveniles. During 1978, police cleared 
20 percent of the total Breaking or Enterings, with 40 percent of 
that number involving juveniles. 



Persons Arrested 

In 1979, there were 13,883 persons arrested in Maryland for 
Breaking or Entering. When compared to 1978, with 13,067 arrests, 
there is a 6.2 percent increase in Breaking or Entering arrests. 

45 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Breaking or Entering were adults, while 55 percent were juveniles. 
52 percent of the total were white and 48 percent were black. 95 
percent of the total were males, while the remaining 5 percent were 
females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 13-14 
year old age group with 14 percent of the total number of persons 
arrested for Breaking or Entering. 



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4,000 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 




JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

1978 4,176 3.777 4,640 4,382 4,552 4,775 5,294 5.770 5,046 5,288 5.435 5.766 

1979 5,323 4,811 5,032 4,699 4,975 4,978 5,352 5.548 5,346 5,589 5.417 5,587 
% Ch. +27 t27 +8 +7 +9 +4 +1 -4 t6 +6 -3 



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BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN-1979 



NUMBER PERCENT TOTAL AVERAGE 
CLASSIFICATION qF OF VALUES VALUES 

OFFENSES DISTRIB. (DOLLARS) (DOLLARS) 



RESIDENCE TOTAL 

Night 

Day 

Unknown 
NONRESIDENCE TOTAL 



38,687 61.7 21,307,726 $ 551 



11,600 18.5 5,787,981 



14,860 23.7 



036,271 



I , \J^KJ , 



12,227 19.5 7,483,474 
23,970 38.3 15,535,739 



499 
541 
612 
650 



Night 


9,117 


14.6 


4,683,361 


514 


Day 


4,982 


8.0 


3,538,181 


710 


Unknown 


9,871 


15.8 


7,314,197 


741 


GRAND TOTAL 


62,657 


*100.0 


36,843,465 


$ 588 



•Percentages do not add to 100 due to rounding. 



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BREAKING OR ENTERING 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 
1979 



76.7% 



13.3% 



10.0% 




Forcible 


225,800 


48,036 


44,734 


44,290 


43,737 


45,003 


No Force 


39,438 


8,366 


8,193 


7,749 


7,373 


7,757 


Attempt 


28,545 


6,255 


5,974 


5,899 


5,241 


5,176 



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LARCENY 




LARCENY 



Larceny-Theft is defined as the unlawful taking, carrying, 
leading, or riding away of property from the possession or construc- 
tive possession of another. It includes such crimes as pocket-picking, 
shoplifting, purse snatching, thefts from autos, thefts of auto parts 
and accessories, bicycle theft, etc. In the UCR Program, this category 
does not include embezzlement, fraud, forgery, and worthless checks. 
Motor Vehicle Theft, being a special problem, is a separate Crime 
Index Offense and is not reported in the Larceny-Theft category. 

Larceny Offenses cleared by police arrest are dramatically 
affected by the nature of the crime. As with other Property Crimes, 
opportunity and stealth, working in favor of the perpetrator and 
against police detection, reduce solutions for this offense. 

As with other Offenses against Property, Larceny is primar- 
ily a crime of opportunity. Types of Larcenies will differ in volume 
depending upon the opportunity for theft offered in a given area. 

The average dollar loss in this category was $218 as com- 
pared to 1978, with an average loss of $197, and results in a 10.7 
percent increase. A yery small portion of goods stolen are recovered 
and returned to victims, due to a low clearance rate and lack of 
specific identification characteristics on such property. In addi- 
tion, many offenses in this category, particularly where the value 
of goods stolen is small, never come to police attention. 



Volume 

In 1979, there were 145,278 Offenses of Larceny-Theft 
reported as compared to 1978 with 134,012 Offenses and an 8 percent 
increase. Larceny-Theft makes up 55.6 percent of the Crime Index 
total and 63.7 percent of the Property Crime total. 

July shows the highest frequency of Larceny Offenses in 
a monthly analysis, while February shows the lowest. This compares 
with 1978, when August showed the highest frequency and February 
showed the lowest. 



Rate 

The Larceny Crime Rate was 3,501.5 per 100,000 inhabitants 
of Maryland during 1979. In 1978, there were 3,234.7 Larcenies per 
100,000 population, resulting in an 8.2 percent increase in the Lar- 
ceny Rate. 



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Nature 

Larcenies of Auto Parts and Accessories recorded the highest 
percentage with 27.7 percent of the total Larcenies reported in this 
category. Pocket-Picking had the lowest frequency with a .9 percent 
of the total. In 1978, Larcenies of Auto Parts and Accessories had 
the highest frequency with 25.2 percent of the total while Pocket- 
Picking had the lowest frequency with 1 percent. 

Clearances 

In 1979, law enforcement agencies cleared 18 percent of the 
total Larceny-Theft Offenses, of which 36 percent of the total clear- 
ances involved juveniles. This demonstrates the involvement of the 
young age group in the Larceny-Theft category. In 1978, police cleared 
19 percent of the total Larceny Offenses with 37 percent of that number 
involving a juvenile arrest. 

i 

Persons Arrested a 

d 

There were 28,865 persons arrested for Larceny in Maryland 
during 1979. In comparison to 1978, with 26,689 Larceny arrests, 
there was an 8.2 percent increase in the number of persons arrested. 



The greatest concentration of arrests for Larceny was in 
the 13-14 age group, with 12 percent of the total Larceny arrests. 



46 percent of the total persons arrested for Larceny were u 

under 18 years of age. However, when individuals under the age of J 

21 were considered, the percentage rose to 63 percent of the total. :0 

< 

Females comprised 26 percent of all arrests for Larceny, *- 
and had a greater involvement in this offense than in any of the 
other Crime Index Offenses. 

56.3 percent of all persons arrested for Larceny were % 

black, 43.1 percent were white, and .6 percent were of other races. J 



a: 



71 



LARCENY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 



14,000- 


- 


• 1978 y*v 
• 1979 / \^ 




13,300- 
12,600- 
11,900- 
11,200- 
10,500- 
9,800- 


• 

-\ 


/ A 

f 


^A^r 


9,100- 


■ \ 


7 




8,400- 


■ \/ 


/ 




7,700- 


-\y 






7,000- 


- 







JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

1978 8,070 7,544 9,888 10,914 11,527 11,843 12,574 13,553 11,975 12,432 11.829 11,863 

1979 10,384 7,974 11,557 11,120 12,337 13,640 14,566 13,813 12,148 13.176 12,178 12,386 
% Ch. ♦29 +5 +17 t2 +7 +15 +16 +2 +1 +6 +3 +4 



72 



LARCENY 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN-1979 



NUMBER PERCENT TOTAL AVERAGE 
CLASSIFICATION OF OF VALUES VALUES 
OFFENSES DISTRIB. (DOLLARS) (DOLLARS) 



Pocket-Picking 


1,380 


Purse-Snatching 


2,388 


Shoplifting 


16,904 


From Autos 


21,181 



Auto Parts & Access. 40,174 

Bicycles 12,577 

From Buildings 23,129 

Coin Operated Machines 1,861 

All Others 25,684 



.9 120,410 $ 87 

1.6 220,172 92 
11.6 1,260,976 75 

14.6 5,922,573 280 

27.7 5,299,097 132 

8.7 1,319,159 105 
15.9 7,082,877 306 

1.3 128,444 69 

17.7 10,303,927 401 



TOTAL 



145,278 



100.0 31,657,635 $ 218 



73 



MOTOR VEHICLE 

THEFT 




MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

i'lotor Vehicle Theft is defined as the theft or attempted 
theft of a motor vehicle. This definition excludes taking a motor 
vehicle for temporary use, such as a family situation or unauthorized 
use by others having lawful access to the vehicle, such as chauffeurs, 
etc. 

The crime of Motor Vehicle Theft has been labeled primarily 
as a crime of opportunity. The youthful offender finds the motor 
vehicle easily accessible for transportation for any purpose. The 
remaining thefts are mainly for the purpose of resale, theft of parts, 
and for use in committing other crimes. 



Volume 

In 1979, there were 20,217 Motor Vehicle Thefts reported 
to law enforcement agencies in the State of Maryland. This is a 
15 percent increase when compared to the 17,599 Motor Vehicle Thefts 
reported in 1978. Motor Vehicle Theft makes up 8.9 percent of the 
Property Offense category and 7.7 percent of the Index Offenses. 

A monthly analysis for 1979, indicates that more motor 
vehicles were stolen during October than other months, and February 
showed the fewest being stolen. During 1978, August had the great- 
est frequency of Motor Vehicle Thefts and February showed the fewest 
number being stolen. 



Rate 

The Motor Vehicle Theft Rate of 487.3 per 100,000 inhabi' 
tants is 15 percent higher than the rate of 424.8 per 100,000 in- 
habitants for 1978. 



Mature 

Automobiles accounted for 74.2 percent of the total number 
of vehicles stolen. Trucks and buses made up 10.3 percent and other 
motor vehicles comprised 15.5 percent of the total. 

68.1 percent of the stolen value was recovered. This is 
a 3 percent decrease when compared to the 69.9 percent of the stolen 
value recovered in 1978. 



76 



Clearances 

In 1979, law enforcement agencies cleared 18 percent of the 
Motor Vehicle Thefts, when compared to the 20 percent cleared in 1978. 

33 percent of the total clearances for Motor Vehicle Theft 
involved juveniles during 1979, the same as in 1978. 

Persons Arrested 

3,900 persons were arrested in Maryland for Motor Vehicle 
Theft during 1979. This results in a 5.6 percent increase when com- 
pared to the 3,693 arrests in 1978. 

Of the total persons arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft, 42 
percent were adults and 58 percent juveniles. 48 percent of the total 
were white, while 52 percent were black. 92 percent of the total per- 
sons arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft were males and 8 percent were 
females. ? 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 16-17 year ^, 

old age group which represents 30 percent of the total persons arrested J 

for Motor Vehicle Theft. i 

t 

'9 

M 
9 

c 
< 



77 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1978 & 1979 




JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

1,154 947 1,235 1,334 1,464 1,448 1,608 1,889 1.648 1,754 1,577 1,541 

1,527 1,195 1,591 1,403 1,712 1,614 1,838 1,825 1,953 2,035 1,801 1,723 

+ 32 +26 +29 +5 +17 +11 +14 -3 +19 +16 +14 +12 



78 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 
1979 



74.2% 



15.5% 



10.3% 




Truck 



Auto 


75,026 


15,004 


13,616 


14,047 


14,552 


17,807 


Truck 


7,729 


2,079 


1,684 


1,306 


1,300 


1,360 


Other 


11,757 


3,134 


2,299 


2,379 


1,920 


2,025 



79 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT OF VALUE RECOVERED 
1979 



68.1% 



31 . 9% 




Recovered 





5 Yr. 
Total 




^^^ 


1977 


1976 


:•:•:•] Not Recovered 




1979 


1978 


1975 




Stolen 


169 
Million 


47 
Million 


35 
Million 


30 
Million 


28 
Mil 1 ion 


29 
Million 




Recovered 


116 
Million 


32 
Million 


25 
Million 


21 
Million 


18 
Mi 1 1 ion 


20 
Million 





80 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA 



The tables contained within this section were designed to 
facilitate quick reference of statistical crime information relative 
to the different reporting areas of the State of Maryland. 

The tables are broken down by Regions. Within each Region 
information is listed in County name sequence and is further detailed 
to show the activity experienced by individual police agencies. The 
general identifying descriptions which indicate the reporting areas 
are listed and defined as follows: 

Region Total - This line indicates the total activity of 

all the Counties within the indicated Region, 

County Total - This line indicates the total activity of 
all reporting Agencies within the indicated 
County. 

Sheriff - This line indicates the total activity 

reported by Sheriff's Offices. This is to 
include activity which may have occurred 
within the corporate limits of towns in 
that County. 

County Pol ice 

Departments - This line indicates the total activity 

reported by County Police Departments. 

This is to include activity which may 

have occurred within the corporate limits 

of towns in that County. 

State Police - This line indicates the total activity 

reported by all State Police installations 
within the indicated reporting area. 
This is to include activity which may 
have occurred within the corporate limits 
of towns in that County. 

Municipal 

Pol ice 

Departments - This line indicates the total activity 
reported by the individually specified 
police department to include only those 
crimes which were handled by that depart- 
ment. 



81 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA (Cont'd) 

The five Regions used in the Maryland Uniform Crime Report- 
ing Program consist of the following: 

Region I - Eastern Shore 

Carol ine County 
Cecil County 
Dorchester County 
Kent County 
Queen Anne's County 
Somerset County 
Talbot County 
Wicomico County 
Worcester County 

Region II - Southern Maryland 

Calvert County 
Charles County 
St. Mary's County 

Region III - Western Maryland 

Allegany County 
Carroll County 
Frederick County 
Garrett County 
Washington County 

Region IV - Washington Metropolitan Region 

Montgomery County 
Prince George's County 

Region V - Baltimore Metropolitan Region 

Baltimore City 
Anne Arundel County 
Baltimore County 
Harford County 
Howard County 

The tabulations in this section indicate the volume of Crime 
in Maryland. The measure used is a Crime Index consisting of seven 
offenses which are counted as they become known to the law enforcement 
agencies. Crime classifications used in the Index are: Murder and 
Nonnegligent Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, 
Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 



82 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA (Cont'd) 

Each heading contained in this report is defined below: 

Population: Estimated population of the State, 

Regions, and Counties. This informa- 
tion, representative of 1979, was 
provided by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation. 

Total Offenses: This is the sum total of the seven 
Index Offenses. 

Total Cleared: The sum total of the seven Index 
Offenses cleared. 



Percent Cleared: The percentage of Index Offenses 
cleared by arrest or exceptional 
means. The mathematical formula 
may be expressed as follows: 



Pprrpnt flpared = Total Index Offenses Cleared 

rfcjrcenu uit^dreu ^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ Offenses Reported x 100 



Crime Rate: 



Example; 



This rate is the number of Index 
Offenses per 100,000 population. 
To compute a crime rate, you must 
divide the population by 100,000 
and divide the number of offenses 
by that answer. 

Population for Region I = 284,232 
Number of Index Offenses for Region I 
in 1979 = 13,977 



284,232 
100,000 



= 2.842 



13,977 = A QiQ n 
2.842 ^'^'^-^ 



Crime Rate for Region I = 4,918.0 



Crime Rates for the individual agencies are not calculated in 
the following table because of overlapping jurisdiction in many cities 
of municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies. This table con- 
tains the offenses reported by the individual agencies with crime rates 
for the county and region totals. 



83 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



CAROLINE COUNTY 



Federal sburg PD 



% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 



281,815 4,234.2 11,932 3,097 

284,232 4,918.0 13,977 3,681 



1978 


22,593 


2,128.3 


481 


1979 


22,534 


3,035.6 


683 


% Change 


-.3 


+42.6 


+42.0 


1978 






115 


1979 






185 


% Change 






+60.9 



36 
+414.3 



25 
+78.6 



21 
+31.3 



3 
+200.0 



3,558 
3,916 



+73.0 +366.7 



5 1 

8 3 

+60.0 +200.0 



Caroline County SO 



State Police 



Chesapeake City PD 



% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 



55,194 3,634.1 

56,486 4,253.1 

+2.3 +17.0 



205 

267 

^30.^ 



93 
101 
+8.6 



2 ,006 449 

2.403 594 

+19.8 +32.3 

27 12 



108 17 

+61.2 +70.0 

1,046 144 

1,283 175 

+22.7 +21.5 

7 4 



North East PD 



+57.1 -100.0 

277 35 

327 48 

+18.1 +37.1 

77 4 



Port Deposit PD 



Change 



32 
+60.0 -75. 



1979 
% Change 



43 
+22.9 



84 



MAHYLAND U C H CRIME INDIX REPORT 



1979 

% Change 

DORCHESTER COUNTY 1978 

1979 
t Change 



Cambridge PO 



1978 



1.093 
1.330 

*2:.J 

30.124 3,764.1 1.133 

30,647 4,264.7 1,305 

♦1.7 ♦13.3 ♦15.2 

711 



! S "S 



■1.6 -14.8 t400.0 *200.i 



h 



51 5 



17 

30 

»76.5 



Dorchester County SO 



State Police 



Change 



-32.3 ♦24.3 







-14.1 


-21.3 


-9.1 






+100.0 


+200.0 


16,647 


2,686.7 


446 


100 


22 




2 






16,225 


3,160.5 


512 


143 


28 







1 


11 


-2.5 


*17.6 


t14.8 


+43.0 


+27.3 


-100 





-75.0 


+1000.0 



Chestertown PD 



1979 
Change 



143 
+53.8 



Rock Hall PD 



1979 
% Change 



42 
+5.0 



Kent County SO 



1979 
% Change 



45 
+55.2 



32 
+45.5 



13 57 
1200.0 +29.5 



5 
+25.0 



State Police 



1979 
% Change 



+10.4 



54 
+20.0 



QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 



% Change 



22,394 2,790.2 625 

23,836 2,852.9 679 

+6.4 +2.3 +8.6 



7 9 
-100.0 +40.0 -18.2 



Centreville PD 



93 



% Change 



+100.0 -100.0 



Queen Anne's County SO 1978 



% Change 



State Police 



.0 +25.0 -12.5 



270 
+6.3 



SOMERSET COUNTY 



-2.8 -100.0 +500.0 



51 


187 


335 


+10.9 


+5.1 


+13.2 


3 


23 


78 


3 


33 


81 





+43.5 


+3.9 



Crisfield PD 



Change 



85 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



1979 
I Change 



+312.5 +105.3 



+700.0 -16.7 



^300.0 +1400. 



Somerset County SO 





% Change 






-19.1 


-15. C 


+5.3 


. 






-66.7 





-9.1 


-75.0 


State Police 


1978 






331 


112 


34 


1 


4 


2 


38 


133 


138 


15 




1979 






317 


83 


26 





3 


7 


35 


121 


141 


10 




% Change 






-4.2 


-25.9 


-23.5 


-100.0 


-25.0 


+250.0 


-7.9 


-9.0 


+2.2 


-33.3 


TALBOT COUNTY 


1978 


26,259 


3,787.1 


996 


301 


30 




3 


21 


71 


234 


626 


40 




1979 


26,841 


3,951.5 


1,059 


249 


24 


3 


4 


13 


57 


266 


673 


43 




% Change 


+2.2 


+4.3 


+6.3 


-17.3 


-20.0 


+200.0 


+33.3 


-38.1 


-19.7 


+13.7 


+7.5 


+7.5 


Easton PD 


1978 






491 


91 


19 








14 


25 


98 


341 


13 




1979 






606 


103 


17 


1 


1 


8 


23 


115 


432 


26 




% Change 






+23.4 


+13.2 


-10.5 






-42.9 


-8.0 


+17.4 


+26.7 


+100.0 



1979 
% Change 



2 
-71.4 



2 
-84.6 



St. Michaels PD 



1979 
% Change 



Talbot County SO 



1979 
% Change 



12.3 



2 


5 


12 


90 


158 


17 


2 


4 


26 


110 


162 


14 





-20.0 


+116.7 


+22.2 


+2.5 


-17.7 


15 


34 


136 


939 


1,759 


139 


19 


42 


145 


1,037 


1,982 


127 


+26.7 


+23.5 


+6.6 


+10.4 


+12.7 


-8.6 



WICOMICO COUNTY 



1979 
% Change 



60,743 4,985.2 3,026 

60,692 5,528.8 3,356 

-.1 +10.9 +10.9 



1979 
% Change 



-25.0 +66.7 



1979 
% Change 



-25.0 -25.1 



13.4 -25.0 -100. 



+50.0 +58.3 -63.6 



70 
-20.5 



Wicomico County SO 



1979 
% Change 



86 



MARrLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



.2G StZ 






1978 

1979 

< Change 



13.9 



19.9 



487 
571 



SI 



WORCESTER COUNTY 



1978 

1979 

X Change 



27,845 9,564.7 

27,842 12.136.7 

*26.9 



2.659 529 

3.374 883 

<^26.9 t66.9 



790 

937 

► 18. 6 



1,520 113 

2,046 129 

♦34.6 *}*.Z 



1978 



44 

56 

+27.3 



33 



13 
+85.7 



22 

27 

+22.7 



Ocean City PO 


1978 




1979 




% Change 


Ocean Pines PD 


1978 



2.585 
+35.3 



9 32 

.0 +52.4 



1 31 692 

+8.3 +29.4 



1,141 
1,622 
+42.2 



+228.6 +137.5 



3 
+200.0 



56 
+33.3 



60 
+22.5 



Pocomoke City PD 



% Change 



51 38 

+30.8 +35.7 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



52 
+30.0 



Worcester County SO 



1978 

1979 

Change 



71 
-28.3 



12 17 

-52.0 -32.0 



State Police 



X Change 



REGION II 



1978 149,925 

1979 152,932 
% Change +2.0 



,529.0 
,145.2 
+17.5 



5,290 
6,338 



+41.3 +20.0 -35.7 +47.8 



,533 


3,074 


,644 


3,846 


+7.2 


+25.1 



CALVERT COUNTY 



1978 



30,223 

31,548 

+4.4 



,576.2 
,076.2 
+19.4 



•Chesapeake Beach PD 



Change 



North Beach PD 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



Calvert County SO 



1978 



% Change 



Change 



+34.6 



+63.9 +21.4 



CHARLES COUNTY 



La Plata PD 



1978 66,193 

1979 67,202 
_%_aian3e +1.5 



,942.6 
,842.3 
+22.8 



568 



2,610 

3,254 828 

+24.7 +48.4 



•Department did 



87 



Charles County SO 



State Police 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



2,316 
t22.6 



595 26 
^-47■6 ■^23. 8 



ST. MARY'S COUNTY 



Leonardtown PD 



% Change 

1978 53,509 3 

1979 54,182 3, 
% Change tl.3 

1978 



555.1 
902.2 
t9.8 



<-31.4 
1,902 
2,115 
til. 2 



646 
+5.4 



71 
+9.2 



X Change 

St. Mary's College PD 1978 
1979 

% Change 

St. Mary's County SO 1978 

1979 

% Change 



State Police 



ALLEGANY COUNTY 



1978 
1979 
% Change 

1978 407,858 

1979 416,132 
% Change +2.0 



1978 



79,966 
79,721 



,825.4 
,173.8 
+12.3 
,663.8 
,913.4 



+30.8 

1,261 

1,347 

+6.8 

592 

714 

+20.6 

11,525 

13,206 

+14.6 

2,131 

2,322 

+9.0 



-20.0 -38.5 



194 
+26.0 



177 
+32.1 
2,595 
3,017 
+16.3 

500 



71 
+42.0 



25 
H9.1 



3,045 


6,944 


496 


3,330 


8,115 


542 


+9.4 


+16.9 


+9.3 



1979 

I Change 

Lonaconing PD 1978 

1979 

X Change 

*Luke PD 1978 



Westernport PD 1978 

1979 

X Change 

Allegany County SO 1978 

1979 

X Change 



64 
+42.2 



978 39 
17.6 +2.6 



*Department reported through Sheriff's Department 
••Department not in operation in 1978 



88 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



Is 1^ I 



II 



Allegany County SAO 





1979 








4 


2 


50 















2 


2 







X Change 








-33.3 


-60.0 


-39.8 








. 


-100.0 


. 


♦100.0 





State Police 


1978 








705 


150 


21 




1 


.., 


6 


45 


229 


384 


41 




1979 








748 


217 


29 









6 


57 


205 


439 


39 




t Change 








*6.1 


♦44.7 


+38.1 


-100 


.0 







+26.7 


-10.5 


♦ 14.3 


-4.9 


CARROLL COUNTY 


1978 


89 


083 


2,208.8 


1,968 


408 


21 




2 


13 


35 


136 


515 


1,180 


87 




1979 


92.641 


2,839.1 


2,629 


441 


17 




2 


17 


13 


196 


717 


1,558 


126 



2 
-33.3 



Manchester PO 



100.0 +37.5 



New Windsor PD 


1978 




1979 




% Change 


Sykesville PD 


1978 



90 
+23.3 



31 34 
+82.4 +47.8 



Westminster PD 



Carroll County 50 



1979 
% Change 

1978 

1979 
% Change 

1978 



15 
►36.4 



FREDERICK COUNTY 



Brunswick PD 



% Change 

1978 103,748 

1979 108,064 
% Change +4.2 



+33.7 

3,325.0 3,448 

3,797.4 4,105 

+14.2 +19.1 

182 



+39. 



+32.3 



+46.4 



909 2,073 138 
,024 2,533 155 
12.7 +22.2 +12.3 



39 



131 



-28.2 -33.3 



Frederick PD 



Thurmont PD 



% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 



2,355 
♦18.9 



*(-l) rape occurred 
•Department 



previous year 



183 470 1,544 89 

16.6 +3.5 +25.3 +17.1 



-25.0 +300. 



89 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



Frederick County SO 1978 

1979 

% Change 



State Police 



GARRETT COUNTY 



1978 
1979 
% Change 

1978 25,664 2,000.0 

1979 25,939 2,308.9 
t Change tl.l tl5.5 

1978 
1979 
X Change 



1,468 
+21.5 



Garrett County SO 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 1978 

1979 

% Change 

Boonsboro PD 1978 

1979 

% Change 

1978 



Hagerstown PO 



1979 
Change 



109,397 3,166.4 
109,767 3,235.0 



■H1.5 
3,464 
3,552 

+2.5 



.2 +250.0 +29. 



15 


3 


20 





+50.0 


+53.9 


1,803 


379 


21 


1,878 


598 


32 


+4.2 


+57.8 


+52.4 



70 
-14.6 



2,027 
2,075 



% Change 



37 
-30.2 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



Williamsport PD 1978 

1979 

% Change 



13 
-23.5 



Washington County SO 



1978 



-21.6 -17.4 -1 



1979 
% Change 



REGION IV 



1978 1,253,800 

1979 1,239,983 
% Change -1 .1 



3,581.1 

5,397.5 

+14.6 



73,360 
79,329 



13,235 
13,734 



2,890 


2,620 


18,257 


43,298 


5,775 


3,219 


2,984 


18,939 


46,960 


6,629 


+ 11.4 


+13.9 


+3.7 


+8.5 


+14.8 



MONTGOMERY COUNTY 



1978 582,458 4 

1979 576,776 5 



469. 



26,034 
30,242 
+16.2 



5,453 
5,394 



5,932 17,044 1,731 
6,522 20,127 2,163 
+10.0 +18.1 +25.0 



155 



26 



16 
128.6 



125 
+9.7 



♦Department not in operation in 1978 



90 



►WRYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



I! 









|S 



5| 



Montgomery County PO 1978 

1979 

* Change 



24,570 

28. ess 

♦16.8 



5,712 16,076 1,644 
6,289 19,096 2,059 
♦10.1 ♦18.8 ♦25.2 



Rock»1lle PD 



1978 



1979 



475 



70 

37 

-47.1 



418 



8 
-46.7 



11 
-21.4 



Montgomery County SO 



1979 
Change 



State Police 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 1978 671,342 7 
1979 663,207 7 
% Change -1.2 



049.9 


47,326 


7,782 


401.5 


49,087 


8,340 


♦5.0 


♦3.7 


♦7.2 



2,295 


2,022 


12,325 


26,254 


4,044 


2,613 


2,314 


12,417 


26,833 


4.466 


♦ 13.9 


♦ 14.4 


♦ .8 


♦2.2 


♦10.4 



Berwyn Heights PD 1978 

1979 

% Change 



Bladensburg PD 



1978 



% Change 



55 


45 


166 


391 


51 


♦52.8 


♦ 36.4 


♦32.8 


+10.8 


♦21.4 



Bowie State College PO 1978 

1979 

% Change 



113 
-22.6 



Capitol Heights PD 



1978 



♦31.8 +22.2 



-4.5 ♦ll.B 



Fairmount Heights PD 


1978 




1979 




% Change 


Forest Heights PD 


1978 



♦Department did not operate in 1978 

•Department did not operate for a full year in 1978 



-30.8 +9.S 



6 
-57.1 



15.4 ♦13.3 +10 



-29.4 -22.2 



91 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



Glen Arden PD 


1978 




1979 




% Change 


Greenbelt PD 


1978 






-^aa.a -so.o -69. 



Change 



-40.0 +21.4 



Change 



29 213 



-3.5 -7.5 



Landover Hills PD 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



8 21 

+60.0 +50.0 



1978 



1,153 
H6.7 



302 26 

-20.7 -33.3 



12.9 +106.3 



Morn1ngs1de PD 


1978 




1979 




X Change 


Md. National Capital 
Park Police 


1978 



25 
+56.3 



43 
+34.3 



Change 



+41.9 +42.9 



103 


238 


52 


+8.4 


+8.7 


+26.8 


10,264 


21,184 


3,397 


10,141 


21,305 


3,726 


-1.2 


+ .5 


+9.7 



George's County PD 1978 

1979 

% Change 



36 


316 


1,998 


48 


346 


2,276 


^33.3 


+9.5 


+13.9 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



281 
+2.2 



Takoma Park PD 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



354 
+5.7 



84 24 

+25.4 +20.0 



92 
+ 37.3 



University of Maryland 1978 

College Park PD 

1979 



1,358 
1,490 
+9.7 



University Park 



1979 
% Change 



70 



*Upper Marlboro PD 



1979 
Change 



George's County SO 1978 

1979 

% Change 



1978 



1979 



1,469 


212 


1,613 


250 


+9.8 


+17.9 


137,988 


34,454 


147,640 


35.056 


+7.0 


+1.8 






13 


57 


142 


367 


835 




-13.3 


+11.8 


+12.7 


+45.6 


+ .4 


249 


860 


9,502 


11,053 


32,482 


73,350 


292 


907 


10,091 


11,877 


34,776 


77,572 


H7.3 


+5.5 


+6.2 


+7.5 


+7.1 


+5.8 



REGION V 



•Department did 



1978 2,049,602 6,732.4 

1979 2,055,721 7,182.0 

% Change +J +6.7 

operate for a full year in 1979 



92 



CRIME INDEX REPORT 







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11 


Is 

iiS 


ll 


38 


II 


•i 
1 


1 


1 


1= 
II 


n 


fl 




BALTIMORE CITY 


1978 


781,730 


9,023.0 


70,533 


19,170 


27 


199 


554 


8,103 


5,849 


15,969 


33,950 


5.909 




1979 


790.901 


9,471.4 


74,909 


19,222 


26 


245 


565 


8.492 


6.247 


17.054 


35.499 


6.807 




X Change 


♦ 1.2 


♦5.0 


♦6.2 


♦.3 


-3.7 


♦23.1 


♦2.0 


♦4.8 


♦6.8 


♦6.8 


+4.6 


+15.2 


BsUlmore City PD 


1978 






69,463 


19,100 


28 


197 


554 


8.097 


5.811 


15.793 


33.137 


5,874 




1979 






73,744 


19,161 


26 


245 


564 


8.482 


6.232 


16.915 


34.537 


6,769 




t Change 






♦6.2 


♦.3 


-7.1 


♦24.4 


♦ 1.8 


+4.8 


+7.2 


+7.1 


+4.2 


+15.2 


Morgan State 
University PD 


1978 
1979 






230 
190 


10 
6 


4 
3 







1 


2 




23 

10 


29 
43 


169 
133 


7 
3 




% Change 






-17.4 


-40.0 


-25.0 




. 


-100.0 


-56.5 


+48.3 


-21.3 


-57.1 


Port Administration PD 


1978 






223 


22 


10 











7 




150 


25 




1979 






223 


28 


13 











2 


26 


182 


13 




% Change 









♦ 27.3 


♦30.0 








-71.4 


-36.6 


+21.3 


-48.0 


University of 
Baltimore PD 


1978 
1979 






69 
94 


9 
6 


13 
6 













1 


8 

4 


59 
89 








t Change 






♦ 36.2 


-33.3 


-53.9 






-100.0 





-50.0 


♦50.9 




University of Maryland 
Baltiirore City PD 


1978 
1979 






540 
656 


26 

21 


5 
3 










3 
10 


4 
2 


98 
66 


432 
557 


3 
21 




% Change 






♦21.5 


-19.2 


-40.0 






♦233.3 


-50.0 


-32.7 


+28.9 


+600.0 



Baltimore City SO 



1979 
% Change 



ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 



Change 



363,169 4,713.8 17,119 

361,749 4,825.3 17,453 

-.4 +2.4 +2.0 



4,694 
4,430 



10,120 
10,633 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



1,891 


446 


1,918 


430 


♦ 1.4 


-3.6 


3,713 


3,137 


3,808 


3,039 



338 


1,356 


♦20.7 


-3.1 


4,068 


7,908 


3,705 


8,327 


-8.9 


♦5.3 



Anne Arundel County PO 



1978 



% Change 



Anne Arundel County SO 



% Change 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



2 
-33.3 



17.2 



+5.9 



BALTIMORE COUNTY 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



,120 6,078.1 
,872 6,761.2 



8,989 
9,533 



3,755 
3,945 



♦11.0 



12.6 



22,431 

24.572 

+9.5 



2.720 
3.306 
+21.5 



Baltimore County PD 



Port Administration PD 



Sparrows Point 



1979 
% Change 



1979 
% Change 



36.605 8,753 

40,648 9,255 

+11.0 +5.7 



171 



9 7 

+40.0 



21 
-22.2 



3,587 8,618 20,798 
3,782 9,741 22.706 
+5.4 +13.0 +9.2 



92 



77 



411 
+2.2 



2,589 
3.160 



93 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



Itimore County SO 



X Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

X Change 



+650.0 +350.0 



1979 
% Change 



1,059 
1,136 



HARFORD COUNTY 



146.556 3,895.0 
146,422 3,956.3 



5,710 
5,792 



3,284 
3,235 



Aberdeen PD 



27 
-12.9 



5 
-28.6 



16 
-27.3 



Havre de Grace 



Harford County SO 



1979 
% Change 



778 
+29.9 



99 
106.3 



Change 



Howard County PD 



Howard County SO 



State Police 



1979 
% Change 



1979 
X Change 



1979 
Change 



17,027 


4,836.8 


5,659 


1,168 


21 




16,777 


5,326.2 


6,221 


1,421 


23 




-.2 


+10.1 


+9.9 


+21.7 


+9.5 


+200, 






5,028 


1,077 


21 








5,603 


1,317 


24 








+11.4 


+22.3 


+14.3 





1,167 


3,565 


1,423 


3,633 


+21.9 


+1.9 


1,022 


3,218 


1,284 


3,324 


+25.6 


+3.3 



73 
+4.3 



94 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



Maryland Park Service 1978 






I r-hangf 

Maryland Toll FacUttles 1978 
1979 

% Change 

Natural Resources 1978 

1979 

X Change 



-83.3 -62.7 

76 21 

92 26 

^21.1 <-23.8 



.S. Park Service 



1978 



-20.0 -33.3 -1 



95 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 



Crime Rates for the individual cities are calculated in the 
following table. The rates for many cities are based on combined 
figures of municipal, county and state Law Enforcement Agencies due 
to overlapping jurisdictions.* 



*Crime Rates for individual cities in Prince George's County are not 
calculated in this publication because of the overlapping jurisdictions 
At this time Prince George's County Police Department is unable to fur- 
nish the Maryland UCR Program with a breakdown of crime for the munici- 
palities in their jurisdiction. Therefore, to have computed a crime 
rate for many cities in Prince George's County would have given a mis- 
leading picture of the crime problem in those areas. 



97 



CAROLINE COUNTY 



Denton 


1978 


5,272.7 




1979 


6,925.9 




% Change 


+31.4 


Federal sburg 


1978 


3,200.0 




1979 


6.105.3 




% Change 


+90.8 


Goldsboro 


1978 


500.0 




1979 


500.0 



15 
-42.3 



107 
+39.0 







CECIL COUNTY 



Charlestown 



DORCHESTER COUNTY 



% Change +74.2 

1978 500.0 

1979 666.7 
% Change +33.3 

1978 700.0 

1979 4,333.3 
% Change +519.0 



1979 
% Change 



% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 



2,200.0 
3,600.0 

+63.6 
3,833.3 
5,166.7 

+34.8 
2,545.5 
1,636.4 

-35.7 
6,728.6 
9,377.0 

+39.4 
4,850.0 
7,476.2 



-5.4 

3,666.7 

4,888.9 

+33.3 



3,10 



,100.0 
+32.3 



1978 6,129.3 

1979 7,453.0 
% Change +21.6 



70 
-33.3 



32 
+52.4 



98 



I li 



1978 3,800.0 

1979 4,800.0 
i Change *26.3 

1978 3,763.2 

1979 5.647.1 
X Change tSO.l 

1978 6,818.2 

1979 6,909.1 
t Change »1.3 



4 
-20.0 



QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 



h 
h 



4,894.7 
4,315.8 



49 
*2.1 



SOMERSET COUNTY 



1978 3,531.3 

1979 3,937.5 
% Change til. 5 



24 

33 

+37.5 



82 
+5.1 



3 
-62.5 



WICOMICO COUNTY 



3,083.3 



1978 6,150.0 

1979 8,619.7 
% Change +40.2 



1978 



2,625.0 
1979 1,142.9 
% Change -56.5 

1978 2,266.7 

1979 2,800.0 
% Change +23.5 

1978 3,250.0 

1979 7,600.0 
X Change +133.8 

1978 2,125.0 

1979 4,642.9 
% Change +118.5 

1978 4,392.9 

1979 5,461.5 
% Change +24.3 

1978 2,285.7 

1979 4,750.0 
% Change +107.8 

1978 9,279.6 

1979 10,101.6 
% Change +8.9 



1978 



571.4 
,285.7 
+125.0 



38 
+46.2 



1,899 
+10.0 



108 
+56.5 



26 
116.7 



♦Adjustment made to 1978 figur 



99 



WORCESTER COUNTY 



Ocean Pines 



Bs 

1978 1,200.0 

1979 833.3 
% Change -30.6 

1978 2,315.8 

1979 3,947.4 
% Change <-70.5 

1978 53,055.6 

1979 76,617.6 
% Change ^-44. 4 

1978 7,750.0 



2,605 
+36.4 



<-81.8 
1,141 
1,630 
<-42.9 
49 



% Change 



3,916.7 
4,142.9 



1978 1,739. 

1979 2,523. 
% Change +45^ 



CALVERT COUNTY 



Chesapeake Beach 



North Beach 



1978 3,315.8 

1979 5,583.3 
% Change ^■68.4 

1978 7,384.6 

1979 6,200.0 
% Change -16.0 



20 


39 


20.0 


+56.0 


24 


36 


17 


28 


29.2 


-22.2 



CHARLES COUNTY 



ST. MARY'S COUNTY 



1978 6,428.6 

1979 4,611.1 
% Change -28.3 

1978 8,684.2 

1979 9,333.3 
% Change +7.5 

1978 2,000.0 

1979 5,937.5 
% Change +196.9 



3 
200.0 



ALLEGANY COUNTY 



1978 



571.4 
1979 1,571.4 
t Change +175.0 

1978 4,358.8 

1979 4,672.9 
% Change +7.2 

1978 2,223.7 

1979 2,000.0 



100 



1979 
% Change 






913.0 
.571.4 



I 

ll 



Western port 



CARROLL COUNTY 



% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 

1978 

1979 

% Change 

1978 



166.7 

2,800.0 1 

♦ 1.579.7 -H.aOO. 

1,730.8 4 

3,153.8 8 

*B2.2 +82^ 

2,555.6 4i 

2,600.0 5: 

+1.7 



1,454.5 
1,307.7 



13.0 



666.7 16 

1,040.0 26 

+56.0 +62.5 



32 



17 

23 

+35.3 



7 
+40.0 



Westminster 



FREDERICK COUNTY 



% Change 
1978 
1979 

I Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 



1979 
Change 



1979 
Change 



1,625.0 

1,125.0 

-30.8 

2,222.2 

1,947.4 

-12.4 



4,227. 
3,418.1 



4,500. 
2,000. 



1,833. 
1,937. 



6,844. 
8,075. 



-7.5 



2,750.0 77 

4.428.6 93 

+61.0 +20.8 

230.8 3 

1,818.2 

+687.8 

3,797.9 357 

5.094.7 484 
+34.1 +35.6 



20 
+566.7 



1,985 
2,358 
+18.8 



3 
+200.0 



20 
+100.0 



2 


2 


23 


95 


347 


15 


100.0 


-60.0 


+130.0 


+55.7 


+29.0 


+36.4 



1,233 
1,545 
+25.3 



Frederick and Howard Counties, for purposes of this report, we have shown the data for the entire city in 



101 



1978 1,650.0 

1979 2,857.1 
Change t73.2 



36 
+56.5 



1,200.0 



6 
+50.0 



GARRETT COUNTY 



Grantsville 



Mt. Lake Park 



Change 



+63. 



1978 894.7 

1979 1,909.1 
Change +113.4 



3 

+50.0 



1978 1,000.0 

1979 200.0 
Change -80.0 



1979 
Change 



500.0 
833.3 
+66.7 



1,600.0 
4,200.0 
+162.5 



153. 



10 
+233.3 



% Change 



-20.0 



1978 4,190.5 

1979 5,150.0 
% Change +22.9 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 



1978 
1979 



14.7 



3 
+200.0 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



400.0 
200.0 
-50.0 



1979 
% Change 



818.2 
,272.7 
+55.5 



,820.9 

,075.5 

+5.3 



1,803 
1,883 



176.5 
-35.0 



54 
-38.6 



37 
-32.7 



500.0 
375.0 
-25.0 



1979 
% Change 



,700.0 
,142.9 



102 







li 


i 


1 


1 


1 


II 


If 

II 


fl 


1 
^ 


Wlllljmsport 


1978 


3,217.4 


74 








1 


9 


18 


45 


1 




1979 


3.083.3 


74 











8 


15 


49 


2 




t Change 


-4.2 





. 


. 


-100.0 


-11.1 


-16.7 


♦8.9 


♦100.0 


REGION IV 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


Chevy Chase IV 


1978 


1.909.1 


63 








1 


2 


29 


30 


, 




1979 


2,151.5 


71 














27 


42 


2 




% Change 


♦ 12.7 


+ 12.7 






-100.0 


-100. 


-6.9 


+40.0 


♦100.0 


Chevy Chase Village 


1978 


3.069.0 


89 







2 




27 


56 


3 




1979 


2.866.7 


86 


1 




1 




25 


56 


2 




I Change 


-6.6 


-3.4 






-50.0 


-100.0 


-7.4 





-33.3 


Gaithersburg 


1978 


4.392.3 


1.142 







12 




229 


768 


99 




1979 


5.696.3 


1.538 


1 




19 




228 


1,112 


124 




% Change 


+29.7 


+34.7 


. 


+120.0 


+58.3 


+48.3 


-.4 


+44.8 


♦25.3 


Garrett Park 


1978 


2.692.3 


35 







1 




10 


19 


5 




1979 


1,923.1 


25 







2 




8 


13 


2 




% Change 


-28.6 


-28.6 






+100.0 




-20.0 


-31.6 


-60.0 


Kensington 


1978 


8,478.3 


195 







6 




56 


121 


12 




1979 


9.478.3 


218 


1 




6 




52 


138 


18 




I Change 


+11.8 


+11.8 











-7.1 


+14.0 


♦50.0 


Poolesville 


1978 


1,764.7 


60 












18 


35 


4 




1979 


2,714.3 


95 







1 




34 


55 


4 




% Change 


+53.8 


+58.3 


. 


-100.0 






+88.9 


+57.1 





Rockville 


1978 


5,595.1 


2,501 


2 


15 


40 




411 


1,756 


211 




1979 


6,151.4 


2,682 





11 


44 




456 


1,891 


190 




% Change 


+9.9 


+7.2 


-100.0 


-26.7 


+10.0 


+36.4 


+10.9 


+7.7 


-10.0 


Somerset 


1978 


2,333.3 


28 







1 




13 


12 


1 




1979 


1,923.1 


25 












2 


22 


1 




% Change 


-17.6 


-10.7 






-100.0 


-100.0 


-84.6 


+83.3 





♦Takoma Park 


1978 


5,502.8 


996 


1 




83 




237 


524 


46 




1979 


6,704.4 


1,066 


1 




59 


115 


264 


571 


54 




% Change 


+21.8 


+7.0 





-71.4 


-28.9 


+17.3 


+11.4 


+9.0 


+17.4 


"PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 


REGION V 


BALTIMORE CITY 


Baltimore City 


1978 


9,023.0 


70,533 


199 


554 


8,103 


5,849 


15,969 


33,950 


5.909 




1979 


9,471.4 


74,909 


245 


565 


8,492 


6,247 


17,054 


35,499 


6,807 




% Change 


+5.0 


+6.2 


+23.1 


+2.0 


+4.8 


+6.8 


+6.8 


+4.6 


+15.2 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


Annapolis 


1978 


5,137.8 


1,901 


4 


4 


47 


81 


283 


1,414 


68 




1979 


5.777.1 


1,918 


1 


10 


54 


86 


338 


1,366 


63 




% Change 


+12.4 


+ .9 


-75.0 


+150.0 


+14.9 


+6.2 


+ 19.4 


-3.4 


-7.4 


HARFORD COUNTY 


Aberdeen 


1978 


7.161.3 


1,110 


1 


2 


29 


55 


266 


699 


58 




1979 


6.858.1 


1,063 


3 


4 


47 


62 


284 


625 


38 




% Change 


-4.2 


-4.2 


+200.0 


+100.0 


+62.1 


+12.7 


+6.8 


-10.6 


-34.5 


Bel Air 


1978 


6,210.0 


621 








7 


22 


140 


428 


24 




1979 


6,319.6 


613 





1 


5 


16 


108 


445 


38 




% Change 


+1.8 


-1.3 


. 


_ 


-28.6 


-27.3 


-22.9 


+4.0 


+58.3 


Havre de Grace 


1978 


4.500.0 


522 





4 


7 


23 


177 


299 


12 




1979 


5.151.8 


577 





2 


24 


24 


177 


321 


29 




% Change 


+14.5 


+10.5 




-50.0 


+242.9 


+4.3 





+7.4 


+141.7 



♦Although Takoma Park lies in Montgomery and Pr. George's Counties, for purposes of this report, 
Montgomery County. 
♦♦Because the Pr. George's County Police Department is unable to furnish the Maryland Uniform Cri 
for the municipalities in their jurisdiction, we are not able to provide crime index informatio 



have shown the data for the entire city 



103 



COUNTY TRENDS 



The following charts illustrate the actual number of Index 
Offenses reported for 1975 through 1979 for the counties of Maryland. 
In this section the county charts are in alphabetical order. 



105 



5 YEAR TREND 



ALLEGANY COUNTY 



2,400' 
2,325' 
2,250' 
2,175' 
2,100. 




1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 



23,000- 

21,500- 
20,000- 
18,500. 
17.000- 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



106 



5 YEAR TREND 



BALTIMORE CITY 



76,000 
74.000 
72,000 
70,000 
68,000 



1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 



45,000 

42,500 

40,000 

37 

35.001 



500 



BALTIMORE COUNTY 



1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 



107 



1,025 
950 
875- 
800- 
725- 



5 YEAR TREND 



CALVERT COUNTY 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



CAROLINE COUNTY 



700- 
560- 
420' 
280. 
140- 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



108 



5 YEAR TREND 



CARROLL COUNTY 



2,700 
2,475 
2,250 
2,025 
1,800 




1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



CECIL COUNTY 



2,440 
2,340 
2,220 
2,110 
2,000 




1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



109 



3,350 
3.050 
2,750 
2,450 
2,150 



5 YEAR TREND 



CHARLES COUNTY 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



DORCHESTER COUNTY 



1,425 
1,350 
1,275 
1,200 
1,125 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



110 



4.225 
3,900 
3,575 
3,250 
2,925. 



650 
600 
550 
500 
450 



5 YEAR TREND 



FREDERICK COUNTY 



1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 



GARRETT COUNTY 



1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 



111 



5 YEAR TREND 



HARFORD COUNTY 



5,900 
5,800 

5,700 
5,600 
5,500 




1975 1976 



1977 1978 1979 



HOWARD COUNTY 



6,300 
6.000 
5,700 
5,400 
5.100 



1975 1976 1977 1978 



112 



1979 



675 
600' 
525. 
450. 
375. 



5 YEAR TREND 



KENT COUNTY 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



FIONTGONERY COUNTY 



30,300 
28,800 
27,300 
25,800 
24,300 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



113 



5 YEAR TREND 



PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 



49,200 
48,400 
47,600. 
46,800. 
46.000. 




1975 



L976 1977 1978 1979 



QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 



750' 
700. 

650. 

600. 

550. 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



114 



800 
725 
650 
575 
500 



5 YEAR TREND 



SONERSET COUNTY 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



ST. MARY'S COUNTY 



2,250 
2,125 
1,975 
1,850 
1.725 



1975 



1976 



1977 



1978 



1979 



115 



5 YEAR TREND 



TALBOT COUNTY 



1,075 

1,025 

975 

925 

875. 



1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 



3,800 
3,700 
3,600 
3,500 
3.400 




1975 



1976 1977 1978 1979 



116 



5 YEAR TREND 



3,400 
3,050- 
2,700. 
2,350. 
2.000. 



3,400 
3,100 
2,800 
2,500 
2.200 



WICOMICO COUNTY 



1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 



WORCESTER COUNTY 



1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 



117 



MARYLAND 
ARREST DATA 



ARREST DATA 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program requires the 
submission of monthly reports of data concerning persons arrested in 
the state. A record of total arrest activity for criminal acts in 
both Part I and Part II crime classes is received from 133 county, 
state and municipal law enforcement agencies, according to the age, 
sex and race of persons arrested. Traffic arrests, except Driving 
While Intoxicated, are not reported. A total of 180,742 arrests for 
Part I and Part II criminal offenses were reported during 1979. In 
comparison to 1978, there were 177,015 arrests which results in a 
2.1 percent increase. Based on 1979 population estimates, there 
were 4,356.3 arrests per 100,000 population in Maryland. The arrest 
rate for 1978 was 4,272.6, resulting in a 2.0 percent increase in 
arrest rate. 

A person is counted on the monthly arrest report each time 
he is arrested. It should be noted that a person may be arrested 
several times during a given month for the same or different offenses. 
This occurs frequently in a crime such as Disorderly Conduct. A juve- 
nile is counted as "arrested" when the circumstances are such that if 
he or she were an adult an arrest would be counted, or when police or 
other official action beyond a mere interview, warning or admonish- 
ment is taken. 

Arrest figures do not indicate the number of individuals 
arrested or summonsed since, as has been pointed out, one person may 
be arrested several times during the month. However, arrest informa- 
tion is useful in measuring the extent of law enforcement activities 
in a given geographic area, as well as providing an index for measur- 
ing the involvement in criminal acts, by the age, sex and race of 
perpetrators. 

32 percent of all reported arrests during 1979 were for 
Part I Offenses (Murder, Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, 
Aggravated Assault, Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft, and Motor 
Vehicle Theft). Analysis of Part I arrest data indicates that 
Larceny comprised the highest percentage of all arrests for Part I 
crimes, with 49 percent of the total. The same trend for Larceny 
occurred in 1978 with 48 percent of the total. The Drug Abuse, 
Driving Under the Influence, and All Other Offense categories con- 
tinue to record the highest percentage of arrests for Part II 
Offenses. These offenses accounted for 52 percent of the total 
Part II Offenses in 1979. 



Violent Crime 

Arrests for crimes of violence (Murder, Forcible Rape, 
Robbery, and Aggravated Assault) on a statewide basis amounted to 



121 



20.3 percent of arrests for Part I Offenses and 6.6 percent of the 
total arrests in 1979, as compared to 21.6 percent of arrests for 
the Part I Offenses and 6.8 percent of total arrests in 1978. A 
further evaluation indicates that arrests for Robbery and Aggravated 
Assault were the most frequent, representing 42 and 48 percent re- 
spectively of the total arrests for Violent Crimes. 



Property Crime 

Property Crime arrests (Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft 
and Motor Vehicle Theft) comprised 79.6 percent of all arrests for 
Part I Offenses and 25.8 percent of the total arrests in 1979, as 
compared to 78.4 percent of all arrests for Part I Offenses and 24.6 
percent of the total arrests in 1978. 

The highest percentage of Property Crime arrests, 61.9 per- 
cent, occurred in the Larceny category, the same as in 1978, with 
61.4 percent of the total. 



Drug Abuse Violation Arrests 

Information pertaining to Drug Abuse Violation arrests 
is collected according to specific drug categories and whether the 
arrest was for Sale or Manufacture or Possession of the specific 
drug. During 1979, a total of 12,334 arrests for Drug Abuse Law 
Violations was reported, as compared to 1978 with 12,933 arrests, 
resulting in a 4.6 percent decrease. 

Evaluation of data reported discloses that 56.0 percent 
of all persons arrested for Drug Abuse Violations were under 21 
years of age. 60.6 percent of all persons arrested for Drug Abuse 
Violations were under 21 in 1978. 33.1 percent of the Drug Abuse 
Violation arrests were for persons under the age of 18 as compared 
to 38.1 percent in 1978. 

Analysis of individual categories showed that the highest 
percentage of arrests, 75.8 percent, involved marijuana, as compared 
to 79.1 percent in 1978. 81 percent of the total Drug Abuse Arrests 
were for Possession while 19 percent were for Sale or Manufacture. 
In 1978, 82 percent were for Possession while 18 percent were for 
Sale or Manufacture. Possession of Marijuana represented 65.5 per- 
cent of the total Drug Abuse arrests, as compared to 1978 with 68.5 
percent of the total . 

Gambling Arrests 

A total of 1,008 Gambling arrests were reported during 
1979. In 1978, 935 persons were arrested for Gambling violations, 
resulting in an 8 percent increase. 



122 



Arrests for Gambling offenses amounted to .6 percent of all 
reported Part I and Part II arrests, compared to .5 percent in 1978. 
Persons under the age of 18 made up 9.6 percent of all Gambling arrests 
compared to 6.1 percent in 1978. The 25-29 and 40-44 age categories 
had the highest percentage of Gambling arrests each with 9.8 percent 
of the total as compared to the 12.2 percent of the total for 35-39 age 
category, which had the highest percentage in 1978. 



123 



ARRESTS 

JUVENILE 
1978 & 1979 




2,500 





JAN 


FEB 


MAR 


APR 


MAY 


JUNE 


JULY 


AUG 


SEPT 


OCT 


NOV 


DEC 


1978 


4,106 


3,393 


5,112 


5,145 


5,849 


5,048 


5,151 


5,271 


4,777 


5,658 


4,753 


4,474 


1979 


4,128 


3,683 


5,321 


4,856 


4,931 


5,313 


4,748 


4,851 


4,104 


4,892 


4,650 


3,860 


% Ch. 


+1 


+9 


+4 


-6 


-16 


•t-5 


-8 


-8 


-14 


-14 


-2 


-14 



124 



ARRESTS 

ADULT 
1978 & 1979 






JAN 


FEB 


MAR 


APR 


MAY 


JUNE 


JULY 


AUG 


SEPT 


OCT 


NOV 


DEC 


1978 


8,951 


7,637 


9,872 


9,660 


10,584 


10,312 


10,577 


11,071 


9,844 


10,452 


9,582 


9,736 


1979 


9,215 


8,555 


11,098 


9,872 


10,499 


10,868 


11,272 


11,809 


10,941 


11,138 


10,431 


9,707 


% Ch. 


+3 


+12 


+ 12 


+2 


-1 


+5 


+7 


+7 


+11 


+7 


+9 






125 



ARRESTS 

ADULT VS JUVENILE 
1979 



69.4% 



30.6% 




Adult 



Juvenile 





5 Yr. 
Total 


1979 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Juveni le 


295,917 


55,337 


58,737 


59,558 


61,523 


60,762 


Adult 


587,082 


125,405 


118,278 


122,407 


111,766 


109,226 



126 



ARRESTS 

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 1979 



75.8% 



5.0% 




Marijuana 



Synthetic 



5 Yr. 
Total 



Cocaine 
or Opium 


6,282 


1,195 


931 


1,119 


1,521 


1,516 


Marijuana 


52,419 


9,344 


10,234 


10,316 


12,124 


10,401 


Synthetic 


2,411 


622 


541 


713 


330 


205 


Other 


7,061 


1,173 


1,227 


1,529 


1,455 


1,677 



127 



ARRESTS 

GAMBLING VIOLATIONS 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 1979 



66.0% 




Numbers 
.■*;;>»I Bookmaking 
Other 



5 Yr. 





Total 


1979 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Bookmaking 


704 


95 


170 


127 


150 


162 


Numbers 


2,183 


248 


315 


404 


646 


570 


Other 


4,029 


665 


450 


716 


1,002 


1,196 



128 



xo: 



ARRESTS 



CHINESE JAPANESE ALL i 



Forcible Rape 

Robbery 

Felonious Assault 

Breaking or Entering 

Larceny-Theft 

Motor Vehicle Theft 

Other Assaults 

Arson 

Forgery i Counterfeiting 

Fraud 

Embezzlement 



323 


45 


105 


262 


40 


4 


36 


8 


919 


8 


298 


628 


4,704 


291 


988 


3.996 


4.849 


773 


2,735 


2,850 


13,137 


746 


7.240 


6,597 


21,297 


7,568 


12,451 


16,243 


3.607 


293 


1,873 


2,020 


13,794 


2,133 


9,090 


6,763 


652 


84 


504 


227 


825 


387 


603 


604 


2,606 


1,765 


2.300 


2,049 



Vandalism 




5,844 


508 


4.688 


1,642 


Weapons; Carrying, 
Possessing, etc. 




2,947 


177 


1.402 


1,701 


Prostitution and 
Cormercialized Vice 




262 


319 


265 


310 


Sex Offenses (Except Forcible 
Prostitution & Commercialized 


Rape, 
Vice) 


1,238 


56 


833 


449 


Drug Abuse Violations 




10,233 


2,101 


7,970 


4,340 


Gambling 




874 


134 


290 


713 


Offenses Against Family 
and Children 




916 


82 


516 


480 


Driving Under the Influence 




12,054 


1,070 


10,110 


2,984 


Liquor Laws 




4,428 


716 


3,957 


1,164 


Disorderly Conduct 




10,177 


1,772 


6,724 


5,171 


Vagrancy 




555 


45 


300 


297 


All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 


33,260 


4,501 


22,397 


15,239 



GRAND TOTAL 



129 



ARRESTS 



Negligence 00 010 16632 

Forcible Rape 5 3 38 34 48 52 180 57 50 62 38 

Robbery 

Felonious Assault 

Breaking or Entering 

Larceny-Theft 

Motor Vehicle Theft 

Other Assaults 136 231 646 546 667 719 2,945 792 772 726 807 704 678 

Arson 80 73 89 58 73 47 420 26 24 35 13 19 17 

Forgery i Counterfeiting 2 17 23 39 68 149 78 59 64 68 66 71 

Fraud 4 25 18 33 57 137 68 114 130 177 168 173 

Embezzlement 1 1 9 11 22 15 13 15 17 -4 9 



27 


67 


447 


455 


561 


560 


2,117 


512 


40 


85 


249 


230 


311 


376 


1,291 


294 


292 


521 


1,950 


1,614 


1,821 


1,489 


7,687 


1,195 


505 


1,148 


3,473 


2,671 


2,865 


2,716 


13,378 


2,095 


11 


50 


497 


535 


609 


546 


2,248 


329 



604 


109 


87 


3,692 


426 


326 


782 


217 


167 



3 3 4 10 20 38 34 26 45 36 29 

58 80 60 62 66 350 56 53 48 50 53 56 

Drug Abuse Violations 6 69 600 879 1,132 1,397 4,083 1,034 940 856 767 615 553 

Gambling 3 14 18 27 35 97 20 20 36 25 26 22 

Offenses Against Family 

and Children 2 1 2 2 3 10 13 14 38 47 37 38 

Driving Under the Influence 10 2 54 87 144 412 475 531 533 510 506 

Liquor Laws 2 9 145 289 667 829 1,941 518 385 292 225 174 159 

Disorderly Conduct 32 93 375 441 593 766 2,300 840 799 747 635 597 499 

Vagrancy 2 5 9 5 13 34 55 52 51 56 38 28 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 216 439 1,551 1,474 1,570 1,553 6,803 1,781 1,992 1,946 1,928 1,724 1,526 

Suspicion 6 6 27 26 32 42 139 15 17 24 22 16 12 



1,263 13,028 13,036 55,337 11,017 9,685 8,685 8,073 7,018 6,265 



130 



ARRESTS 



25-29 30-34 35- 



40-« 45-49 50-54 55-59 



Forcible Rape 

Robbery 

Felonious Assault 

Breaking or Entering 

Larceny- Theft 

Motor Vehicle Theft 

Other Assaults 

Arson 

Forgery & Counterfeiting 

Fraud 

Embezzlement 



745 2,849 



2,598 


1,839 


1,205 


808 


586 


407 


210 


51 


35 


23 


15 


12 


9 


8 


275 


148 


54 


50 


33 


16 


3 


1,025 


799 


576 


316 


177 


145 


79 


39 


22 


16 


14 


4 


2 


3 



2 


2,878 


4,995 


52 


4,33) 


5.622 


6 


6.196 


13.883 


68 


15.487 


28.865 


2 


1,652 


3,900 


83 


12,982 


15,927 





316 


736 





1,063 


1,212 


22 


4,234 


4,371 





180 


202 


1 


772 


1,376 


12 


2.660 


6.352 


22 


2,342 


3.124 



Drug Abuse Violati 



Driving Under the Influence 

Liquor Laws 

Disorderly Conduct 

Vagrancy 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic 

Suspicion 

Curfew and Loitering 



193 


180 


157 


103 


53 


40 


8 


7 


4 


988 


998 


2,001 


1,734 


1,467 


1,178 


1,066 


832 


656 


359 


256 


12,980 


13,124 


390 


242 


181 


139 


130 


103 


55 


52 


32 


3,203 


5,144 


1,524 


1.001 


701 


560 


432 


356 


263 


140 


105 


9,649 


11,949 


89 


55 


22 


15 


22 


27 


18 


10 


6 


566 


600 


6,200 


4,181 


2,718 


1,944 


1,345 


955 


608 


338 


257 


30,958 


37.761 


23 


18 


13 


6 


3 


4 


5 








184 


323 
































695 
































3.027 


3,013 


14,962 


9,750 


6,872 


5,096 


3,830 


2,534 


1,422 


1,117 


125,405 


180.742 



131 



REGION I 



11,292 8,296 2,996 
11,518 8,438 3,110 



1,192 

1,432 

+20 



CAROLINE COUNTY 


1978 




1979 




% Change 


Denton PD 


1978 



% Change 



1979 
% Change 



1979 
Change 



Caroline County SO 



1979 



State Police 



2,559 
2,975 



1,855 
2,081 



t Change 



Chesapeake City PD 



North East PD 



Port Deposit PD 



1978 
1979 

X Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 
1978 
1979 

% Change 



12 
+500 



Cecil County SO 



1979 
Change 



1979 
% Change 



132 



II 

II 



3I£ 
12 



2l 






Is 



33 



1.033 
1.015 



2.454 86 

2,572 58 

♦5 -33 



26 
+117 



133 



state Police 1978 

1979 

% Change 

DORCHESTER COUNTY 1978 
1979 

t Change 

1978 

1979 

% Change 



Cambridge PD 



1,328 
1,483 



1 Change 

Dorchester County SO 1978 

1979 

% Change 



State Police 



1978 



Chestertown PD 



6 15 

31 47 

+417 +213 



-24 +700 +120 



1979 

I Change 

Kent County SO 1978 

1979 
t Change 



State Police 



1978 



QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


1978 


616 




1979 


728 




% Change 


+18 


Centreville PD 


1978 


29 



Queen Anne's County SO 1978 



State Police 



SOMERSET COUNTY 



% Change 



1979 
Change 



134 



2^ 

l| 

11" 



si 
Is 



11 









42 





32 


76 


18 


1 


10 


220 








272 




12 


25 


3 


lis 








SI 


69 





40 


104 


25 





4 


156 








322 




25 


43 


2 


122 








48 


57 


1 


33 


115 


16 





3 


71 





62 


92 




1 


76 


1 


466 


40 





22 


61 





4 


62 


6 





13 


83 





97 


90 




17 


40 


1 


252 


23 





14 


+7 


-100 


-88 


-46 


-62 




+333 


+ 17 




+56 


-2 


+1 


.600 


-47 





-46 


-42 




-36 



1 29 67 



13 
+225 



13 
+225 



135 



1979 
% Change 



Somerset County SO 


1978 


487 


482 


5 
















3 


10 




63 


1 






1979 


178 


177 


1 
















3 


12 




77 


1 






% Change 


-63 


-63 


-80 
























State Police 


1978 


197 


144 


53 








3 


5 




40 


43 




23 


1 2 






1979 


193 


127 


66 





1 


4 


5 


19 


29 


24 




13 


1 1 






% Change 


-2 


-12 


+24 
























TALBOT COUNTY 


1978 


980 


712 


268 


1 


3 


2 


21 


57 


41 


115 


19 


45 


3 17 






1979 


922 


578 


344 


2 


1 


2 


16 


44 


62 


154 


28 


60 


2 14 






% Change 


-6 


-19 


+28 


+100 


-67 





-24 


-23 


+51 


+34 


+47 


+33 -3 


3 -18 




Easton PD 


1978 


241 


151 


90 





1 





13 


20 


7 


59 




15 


9 





St. Michaels PD 



Talbot County SO 


1978 




1979 




% Change 


State Police 


1978 



WICOMICO COUNTY 


1978 


1,965 




1979 


1,977 




% Change 


+.6 


Delmar PD 


1978 


33 



1 35 
-80 +40 



Fruitland PD 



Wicomico County SO 



27 128 

21 144 



136 



I I S" 



li '^1 

II is 



ll 



63 

+162 



II 



2 



7 51 8 

59 9 



137 



state Police 



WORCESTER COUNTY 



1,508 1,016 
1,716 1,110 



Berlin PD 


1978 




1979 




% Change 


Ocean City PD 


1978 



Ocean Pines PD 



Pocomoke City PD 1978 



10 57 
10 45 5 



1979 
% Change 



2 

3 C 



Worcester County SO 1978 

1979 

% Change 



State Police 



1978 



1979 
% Change 



5,362 3,621 
6,825 4,770 



3 
+200 



26 
+225 



CALVERT COUNTY 



1979 
% Change 



1,159 757 

1,754 1,169 



♦Chesapeake Beach PD 1978 



I Change 



North Beach PD 



Calvert County SO 1978 



7 17 
18 20 



CHARLES COUNTY 



+42 



+47 



1978 
1979 



•Department did not operate for a complete year 



+33 



2,730 1,907 823 

3,373 2,386 987 

+24 +25 +20 



63 98 18 
98 1 38 28 



163 303 62 
188 459 59 



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1,112 

1,389 

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236 



139 



Charles County SO 



1,974 
2,298 



State Police 



ST. MARY'S COUNTY 



Leonardtown PD 



979 
Change 



1979 
% Change 



St. Mary's College PD 1978 



% Change 

St. Mary's County SO 1978 

1979 

% Change 



State Poli 



REGION III 



1978 
1979 

Change 
1978 
1979 

Change 



7,678 


3,006 


9 


9,187 


2,984 


17 


*2C 


-.7 


+89 


1,245 


743 


1 


1,748 


632 


2 



ALLEGANY COUNTY 



Cumberland PD 


1978 




1979 




% Change 


Frostburg PD 


1978 



1979 
% Change 



Allegany County SO 



iff s Department 



140 



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10 4 3 

2 1 



1 12 

5 26 



98 1,206 

82 1 ,528 

-16 ■f27 

5 256 



2,122 
2,371 



61 4 10 

66 10 



141 



state Police 



CARROLL COUNTY 



1979 
% Change 



1979 
Change 



1,749 
2,032 



New Windsor PD 



Westminster 



1979 
Change 



I Change 

Carroll County SO 1978 

1979 

X Change 



State Police 



1978 



FREDERICK COUNTY 1978 

1979 



3,306 

3,457 

+5 

157 



^■17 
2,301 
2,479 
+8 



1978 
1979 



% Change 

♦Department not in operation in 1979 



142 



3 S aim -3 &S t>| 



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11 








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2 
















2 


16 








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2 





15 


3 













4 


17 


2 





3 


60 





1 


11 


20 


1 


49 










3 


1 


11 




6 





2 


72 








25 


15 


3 


72 











79 





13 


105 


78 


1 


15 


92 


281 


6 


37 


210 


277 


1 


37 


165 


-1 


-83 





-21 



48 


73 


105 


72 


+119 


-1 



143 



Frederick County 



1979 
% Change 



GARRETT COUNTY 



Change 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



Garrett County SO 



1978 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 



1979 
Change 



3,180 
3.771 



1979 
% Change 



Hagerstown PD 



1,521 
2,067 



1,221 
1,685 



1979 
% Change 



Williamsport PD 



1978 

1979 

Change 



Washington County SO 



1978 



+28 



40,072 
40,709 



23,217 

26,113 

+ 12 



16,855 37 

14,596 65 

-13 +76 



922 3,275 7,775 772 2,722 
950 3,669 8,525 935 2,790 



MONTGOMERY COUNTY 



X Change 



13,285 

13,523 

*2 



7,650 



5,635 9 

5,057 17 

-10 +89 

130 



3,114 


352 


1,122 


3,596 


444 


1,121 


+15 


+26 


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2,438 

2,899 

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9,612 
9.356 

-J_ 

2,243 
2,118 



145 



Montgomery County PD 


1978 


11.939 


6,694 


5,245 


9 




1979 


11,676 


7,029 


4,647 


14 




% Change 


-2 


+5 


-11 




Rockville PD 


1978 


160 


83 


77 






3,021 
3,476 



Takoma Pari 


( PD 


1978 


308 


143 


165 






1979 


432 


214 


218 






% Change 


+40 


+50 


+32 



Montgomery County SO 1978 



State Police 


1978 




184 


168 


16 







1979 




301 


285 


16 







% Change 




+64 


+70 







PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1978 


26 


,787 


15,567 


11,220 


28 




1979 


27 


,186 


17,647 


9,539 


48 




% Change 




+1 


+13 


-15 


+71 



2,324 
2,753 



4,661 420 1,600 

4,929 491 1,669 

+6 +17 +4 



Berwyn Heights PD 1978 



1979 



X Change 



Bladensburg PD 1978 

1979 

% Change 



Bowie State College PD 1978 

1979 

% Change 



Capitol Heights PD 



1979 
Change 



X Change 

♦Cottage City PD 1978 
1979 

% Change 

District Heights PD 1978 
1979 

% Change 

•Edmonston PD 1978 

1979 

% Change 

Fairmount Heights PD 1978 
1979 

% Change 

Forest Heights PD 1978 
1979 





1 



•Department not in operation in 1 
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Glen Arden PD 



Greenbelt PD 



1979 
% Change 



1979 

% Change 

Laurel PD 1978 

1979 

X Change 

Morningside PD 1978 

1979 

% Change 

1978 
1979 
% Change 
1978 
1979 
% Change 



15,671 
16,018 



8,222 7,449 
9,072 6,946 



2,077 


4,185 


317 


910 


180 


280 


2,454 


4,349 


399 


760 


105 


179 



Riverdale PD 



University of Maryland 1978 
College Park PD 

1979 



University Park PD 



1979 
1 Change 



1979 
Change 



1979 
% Change 



5,037 

5,778 

t15 



State Police 



1979 
% Change 



1,279 
1,673 



1978 
1979 



101,009 
101,388 



67,862 33,147 233 
69,839 31,549 256 



3,794 


3,580 


7,982 


15,802 


2,415 


9,633 


288 


649 


3,620 


3,405 


8,238 


16,541 


2,445 


9,688 


331 


607 


-5 


-5 


+3 


+5 


+1 


+ .6 


+15 


-6 



•Department did not operate for a full year In 1979 



148 



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857 98 230 559 
737 92 219 532 



706 79 
807 55 



121 104 
111 173 



4,330 
4,767 



2,268 
1,758 



077 3,684 


2,448 


647 


943 


7,956 


842 


769 3,649 


2,325 


551 


671 


7,895 


892 


-29 -1 


-5 


-15 


-29 


-.8 


+6 



5,737 2,114 

6,384 2,728 

til ■>29 



15,620 
16,201 



187 1,546 
244 1,444 



149 



BALTIMORE CITY 



1978 


62,547 


42,845 


19,702 


187 


1979 


62,801 


44,273 


18,528 


212 


% Change 


+ .4 


+3 


-6 


+13 


1978 


60,922 


41,312 


19,610 


187 


1979 


60,684 


42,275 


18,409 


212 


% Change 


-.4 


+2 


-6 





3,183 
2,964 



2,160 4,901 8,620 1,789 5,754 

2,108 5,226 9,046 1,795 5,590 

-2 +7 +5 +.3 -3 



2,155 4,891 8,588 

2,098 5,216 8,998 



1,781 



5,734 
5,579 



3 3 



Port Administratic 



1 13 7 
2 2 23 6 



1979 
Change 



5 9 
5 3 15 5 



Baltimore City SO 



1979 
% Change 



1,286 
,748 
+36 



ARUNDEL COUNTY 



1979 
Change 



12,433 
12,405 



8,289 
8,533 



4,144 
3,872 



1979 
% Change 



Anne Arundel County PD 1978 



7,799 4,801 



Anne Arundel County SO 1978 



2,027 
2,048 



BALTIMORE COUNTY 



Baltimore County PD 



1979 
% Change 



17,725 
17,932 



16,571 
16,553 



11,022 
11,355 



6,703 
6,577 



6,565 28 
6,451 26 



4,147 
4,459 



Sparrows Point PD 



Change 
1978 
1979 

Change 



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539 1.923 1,932 



4,595 695 
4,995 704 



2,622 

2.702 



1,462 
1.879 



7,939 

7.023 



70 10.047 
308 10.330 
+340 *2- 



4,534 694 
4.947 702 



265 2,620 
302 2.701 



7.097 
6.988 



70 



8.635 
8.430 



2 14 

2 



1.326 
1,827 



1,392 
1,357 



,464 


91 


179 


1,026 


315 


,051 


93 


148 


1,396 


375 


-28 


+2 


-17 


+36 


+ 19 



2,351 
2,419 



2,216 
2.275 



151 



Towson State University 1978 



Baltimore County SO 



% Change 



State Police 



HARFORD COUNTY 



4,523 
4,593 



687 3 

*^0 -73 



1979 
% Change 



Havre de Grace PD 



Harford County SO 



1979 
Change 



2,517 
2,746 



1,820 
1,963 



1979 
% Change 



3,781 
3,657 



2,658 
2,620 



Howard County PD 



1979 
% Change 



3,145 
2,903 



2,116 
1,948 



Howard County 50 



1978 

1979 

% Change 



State Police 



1978 

1979 

Change 



34 52 14 

15 55 15 



PARKS 



1979 
% Change 



1978 

1979 
% Change 



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182 


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79 


204 


5 


938 


-25 


+12 


+25 


+25 



153 



Maryland Park Ser 



% Change -36 -35 -86 

Natural Resources 1978 5,293 5,287 60000 00 

1979 4,757 4,757 00000 00 

i Change -10 -10 -100 

U.S. Park Service 1978 1,325 830 495 1 19 7 36 3 

1979 1,504 915 589 2 10 7 4 3 

% Change +T3 *^0 -Hg 

FATE TOTAL 1978 177,015 118,278 58,737 309 45 878 5,022 5,743 13,067 26,689 3,693 15,375 

1979 180,742 125,405 55,337 368 ' 44 927 4,995 5,622 13,883 28,865 3,900 15,927 



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198 


1.832 6.358 


3.129 


670 


1.440 


12.933 


4,371 


202 


1.376 6.352 


3.124 


581 


1.294 


12.334 


-13 


+2 


-25 -.1 


-.2 


-13 


-10 


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11,122 4,521 12,850 

13,124 5.144 11.949 



523 


36.805 


915 


641 


3.169 


600 


37,761 


323 


695 


3.027 


+15 


+3 


-65 


+8 


-4 



155 



LAW 

ENFORCEMENT 

EMPLOYEE DATA 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED 



Five law enforcement officers were killed in Maryland during 
1979. Four officers were feloniously killed and one was accidentally 
killed. The following summaries are based on information provided by 
the respective agencies and by the Federal Bureau of Investigation who 
conducts in-depth investigations into these tragic incidents in which 
law enforcement officers have made the supreme sacrifice in the perfor- 
mance of their duties. 



JANUARY 1, 1979 

After responding to a silent burglary alarm at a local dis- 
count store, an Assistant Chief Deputy assigned to canine duty with 
the Garrett County Sheriff's Department was shot and killed. Investi- 
gation indicates that upon arrival at the scene, the 31-year-old officer 
apprehended one suspect and encountered a second. A struggle apparently 
ensued between the second suspect and the victim, during which the sus- 
pect was wounded and the deputy was shot seven times with a 9-millimeter 
handgun. The 30- and 32-year-old assailants reportedly killed the offi- 
cer's dog and then escaped in the police cruiser. After the offenders 
wrecked the vehicle, they allegedly entered a private residence, bound 
the occupants, and stole their personal automobile. Following a high- 
speed chase, the suspects were taken into custody by the West Virginia 
State Police and later charged with first-degree murder in the officer's 
death. The deceased, who had 8 years of law enforcement experience, 
was pronounced dead at the scene from fatal wounds to the head and back. 



MARCH 2, 1979 

While exiting a business establishment, an off duty patrolman 
with Baltimore City Police Department was accosted in an apparent rob- 
bery attempt. The two suspects jumped the victim and while struggling, 
the patrolman advised the suspects he was a sworn police officer. Sus- 
pects then secured victim's revolver and shot him. 



JUNE 8, 1979 

Upon responding to a telephonic complaint that a citizen 
was threatened by his neighbor, a 9-year veteran trooper with the 
Maryland State Police was slain. The 32-year-old victim officer went 
to the residence of the complainant and was told that the man next 
door had threatened to shoot him during a dispute regarding the bound- 
ary lines between the two residences. The trooper then went to the 
suspect's dwelling, conversed with him, and upon request, was given 
a 12-gauge shotgun by the 68-year-old man. As the officer walked 
away from the residence, the suspect allegedly obtained a .38-caliber 
handgun and fired six shots at the officer, two of which struck him. 
After the trooper had fallen to the ground, the suspect reportedly 



159 



shot him once more with a .30-06-caliber rifle. When the neighbor who 
had lodged the original complaint observed the incident, he obtained 
a handgun from his residence in an attempt to assist the trooper; how- 
ever, he too was allegedly shot and killed by the suspect. Responding 
officers apprehended the suspect, a former mental patient, at the scene. 



AUGUST 14, 1979 

En route to a law enforcement meeting in Hagerstown, Maryland, 
the Chief of Police of Brunswick Police Department was involved in a 
fatal automobile accident. While traveling West on Rt. 67, a van failed 
to keep right of way and collided with the Chief's car. The Chief died 
as a result of injuries sustained. 



AUGUST 19, 1979 

In July, while employed as a part-time hospital security 
guard, an off-duty patrolman with the Baltimore City Police Department 
was performing in an authorized capacity when he was shot. The victim 
died 20 days later from the wounds to the right arm, stomach, back, 
and both legs. Hospital personnel summoned the uniformed officer and 
two other security guards to assist in returning a psychiatric patient 
to his room in a holding area which he had left without permission. 
After a sedative was administered to the man, everyone proceeded to 
leave the man alone in his room, the victim being the last person out. 
Suddenly, without warning, the 34-year-old subject attacked the patrol- 
man, grabbing his .38-caliber service weapon. A struggle ensued during 
which the officer was shot five times at close range and his assailant 
was shot in the chest and killed. It is not known whether the victim 
shot the subject during their struggle or the subject shot himself. 
The 47-year-old patrolman was an 11-year veteran. 



160 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
OFFICERS ASSAULTED 



The following information is based on a detailed monthly 
collection of data in the Uniform Crime Reporting System regarding 
the problem of assaults on local, county and state law enforcement 
officers. The large number of reported assaults on sworn officers 
is in part due to a prevalent attitude of disrespect for law enforce- 
ment in certain elements of our society. 

A total of 3,339 law enforcement officers in Maryland 
were victims of assault in the line of duty during 1979, as com- 
pared to 3,024 assaults during 1978, resulting in a 10.4 percent 
increase. 

The rate of assaults on law enforcement officers for the 
state was 30 assaults for every 100 sworn officers, as compared to 
27 assaults per 100 sworn officers in 1978. 

Physical force was used in 84.9 percent of all assaults 
on pol ice officers. 

The greatest number of assaults (1,363) or 40.8 percent 
occurred while officers were responding to disturbance calls (fam- 
ily disputes, man with a gun, etc.). 34.7 percent of assaults on 
police officers occurred between 10:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. 

A total of 3,273 assaults on law enforcement officers 
were cleared during 1979, amounting to a 98.0 percent clearance 
rate, as compared to the 98.6 percent clearance rate in 1978. 



161 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 1979 



84. 9X 




Firearm 



Knife 



Other 



5 Yr. 

Total 1979 



1978 1977 



I I Physical Force 
1976 1975 



Firearm 


708 


133 


103 


147 


161 


164 


Kn i f e 


526 


117 


103 


116 


90 


100 


Other 


1,476 


253 


343 


308 


313 


259 


Physical 
Force 


13,743 


2,836 


2,475 


2,764 


2,720 


2,948 



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POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF INJURIES VS NON-INJURIES 

1979 



77.9% 




□No Personal 
Injury 

|:-:-:-:-:-l Personal Injury 





5 Yr. 
Total 


1979 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


No Personal 
Injury 


12,628 


2,600 


2,283 


2,532 


2,518 


2,695 


Personal 
Injury 


3,825 


739 


741 


803 


766 


776 



164 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TIME OF DAY 

1979 



PERCENT 




165 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaulted 




TYPE 


OF 


WEAPON 




w- 


ith Personal 
Injury 


Pol 


ice Assaults 
Cleared 




Firearm 


Knife 




Other 
Weapons 


Physical 


REGION I 


148 


8 


8 




7 


125 




42 




147 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


9 


1 


3 




3 


2 




1 




9 



Denton PD 
State Poll 



Chesapeake City PO 
North East PO 
Cecil County SO 
State Police 



DORCHESTER COUNTY 



Cambridge PD 
Dorchester County SO 
State Police 



KENT COUNTY 


















5 


Chestertown PD 
Rock Hall PD 






















3 
2 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


















1 


State Police 


















1 


SOMERSET COUNTY 


20 


5 


2 


1 


12 


3 


19 



Crisfield PD 
Princess Anne PD 
Somerset County SO 
State Police 

TALBOT COUNTY 

Easton PD 
St. Michaels PD 
Talbot County SO 
State Police 

WICOMICO COUNTY 

Salisbury PD 

Salisbury State College PD 

State Police 

WORCESTER COUNTY 

Berlin PD 
Ocean City PD 
Snow Hill PD 
State Police 



166 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaulted 




TYPE OF WEAPON 




With Personal 
Injury 


Police Asuults 
Cleared 




Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


^?2?Jr' 


REGION II 




59 


1 


2 


1 


55 






59 


CALVERT COUNTY 




17 


1 








16 






17 


North Beach PD 
State Police 




10 
7 


1 











9 

7 






10 


CHARLES COUNTY 




25 








1 


24 






25 


Charles County SO 
State Police 




7 










1 




17 
7 






18 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 




17 





2 





15 






17 



St. Mary's College PD 
St. Mary's County SO 
State Police 



REGION 



ALLEGANY COUNTY 



Westernport PD 
Allegany County SO 
State Police 



CARROLL COUNTY 



Hampstead PD 
Sykesvllle PD 
Taneytown PD 
Westminster PD 
Carroll County SO 
State Police 



FREDERICK COUNTY 



C 7 



Brunswick PD 
Frederick PD 
Frederick County SO 
State Police 



GARRETT COUNTY 


2 











2 





2 


Oakland PD 


2 











2 





2 


WASHINGTON COUNTY 


74 


^ 


2 


3 


65 


15 


73 



Boonsboro PD 
Hagerstown PD 
Hancock PD 
Williamsport PD 
Washington County SO 



167 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaulted 




TYPE OF WEAPON 




With Personal 
Injury 


Police Assaults 
Cleared 




Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


REGION IV 


610 


26 


16 


60 


508 


122 


585 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


179 


3 


^ 


9 


166 


73 


178 



Md. National Capital Park Police 
Montgomery County PD 
Rockville PD 
Takoma Park PD 
Montgomery County SO 
State Police 



PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 



Bladensburg PD 

Capitol Heights PD 

Cheverly PD 

Colmar Manor PD 

Cottage City PD 

Edmonston PD 

Greenbelt PD 

Hyattsville PD 

Laurel PD 

Morningside PD 

Pr. George's County PD 

Riverdale PD 

Bowie State College PD 

Takoma Park PD 

Univ. of Md. College Park PD 

State Police 



Baltimore City PD 
Univ. of Md. Balto. City PD 
Maryland Port Admin. -Dundalk 
University of Baltimore PD 
Baltimore City SO 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 

Annapolis PD 

Anne Arundel County PD 

State Police 

BALTIMORE COUNTY 

Baltimore County PD 
Maryland Port Admin. -Dundalk 
Univ. of Md. Balto. County PI 
Towson State University PD 
State Police 



REGION V 


2,315 


93 


88 


173 


1,962 


530 


2.277 


BALTIMORE CITY 


1,429 


65 


55 


108 


1,201 


279 


1,409 



168 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaulted 




TYPE OF WEAPON 




With Personal 
Injury 


Police Assaults 
Clears) 




Firearm 


Knife dther 
weapons 


^P2?Jr^ 


HARFORD COUNTY 


80 


4 


2 7 


67 


10 


80 



Aberdeen PD 34 2 1 1 30 

Bel Air PD 13 1 12 

Havre de Grace PD 8 3 5 

Harford County SO 3 3 

State Police 22 2 3 17 



HOWARD COUNTY 


86 


1 


2 


12 


71 


13 


8S 


Howard County PD 
State Police 


83 

3 


I 



2 



10 
2 


70 


12 


82 

3 


PARKS 



Natural Resources 
Maryland Park Service 
Maryland Toll Facilities 



169 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



Police Employee Data 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program in Maryland incor- 
porates the collection of pertinent data relating to the police 
of the State. Information regarding police employee strength is 
discussed in this section. 

This information is submitted by county, municipal, and 
state law enforcement agencies and compiled on an annual basis. 
Specific information concerning the number of law enforcement em- 
ployees reflects the status as of October 31, 1979. 



Law Enforcement Employee Rates 

In 1979, the average number of full-time law enforcement 
employees (county, municipal and state) including civilian employees, 
amounted to 3.3 for each 1,000 inhabitants of the State. The rate 
based on sworn personnel only (excluding civilians), amounted to 
2.7 per 1,000 population. In 1978, the average number of full-time 
law enforcement employees amounted to 3.3 for each 1,000 inhabitants 
and 2.7 sworn personnel per 1,000 inhabitants of the State. There 
was no increase in the average number of law enforcement employees 
or the average number of sworn personnel . 

The ratio of law enforcement employees per 1,000 popula- 
tion in any given area or municipality is influenced by a number 
of factors, much the same as the crime rate. The determination 
of law enforcement strength for a given county or municipality is 
based on factors such as population density, size and character 
of the community, geographic location, proximity to metropolitan 
areas, and other conditions which exist in the area generating 
the need for law enforcement services. Employee rates also differ 
among agencies since, in particular, there is a wide variation in 
the responsibilities and level of activity within various law en- 
forcement agencies. The information in this section relates to 
reported police employee strength and should not be interpreted 
as recommended strength for any area. 



Civilian Employees 

The personnel of each law enforcement agency differ as 
to the demands and responsibilities placed before them. Many 



171 



police officers are fully occupied with clerical tasks and are not 
free to perform active police duties. Some police administrators 
use civilians in this capacity, thus freeing the sworn personnel 
for actual police related services. 

As of October 31, 1979, 2,507 or 18 percent of the total 
number of police employees in Maryland were civilians, as compared 
to 2,446 or 18 percent in 1978. 



f'lUNICIPALITIES 

As of October 31, 1979, municipal police departments 
reported a total of 5,017 employees. This represents a rate of 
4.0 police employees per 1,000 population and a rate of 3.4 sworn 
personnel per 1,000 population, as compared to 3.8 police employees 
per 1,000 population in 1978, and 3.2 sworn personnel rate per 1,000 
population. There were 4,257 sworn officers and 760 civilian em- 
ployees in 1979, as compared to 4,311 sworn officers and 775 civi- 
lians in 1978. The sworn personnel represents 85 percent of the 
total employees, and the civilians 15 percent, the same as in 
1978. 



LOUNTIES 

This category includes data from County Police Depart- 
ments, Sheriff's Department and State Police. Combined, they 
reported as of October 31, 1979, a total of 7,042 police employees. 
This amounts to a ratio of 2.4 police employees per 1,000 popula- 
tion and a ratio of 1.9 sworn personnel per 1,000 population, as 
compared to 2.5 police employees per 1,000 population and 2.0 
sworn personnel per 1,000 population for 1978. There were 5,618 
sworn personnel and 1,424 civilian personnel. The sworn personnel 
represent 80 percent of the total, and the civilians 20 percent, 
the same as in 1978. 

The Parks, Tolls, College and University Police accounted 
for 1,602 sworn and civilian police employees. This represents 
12 percent of the total police employees. These figures are not 
included in the above statistics of municipal and county categories. 

Any attempt to break down the categories above (County 
Police Department^ Sheriff's Departments and State Police) on a 
statewide basis would be misleading, as they have overlapping and 
concurrent jurisdiction in many areas. Therefore, these categories 
have been combined in order to represent the best possible ratios 
of police employees to the current population. 



172 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE RATES 

NUMBER RATE 



REGION I 




896 


3.2 


Caroline County 
Cecil County 
Dorchester County 
Kent County 
Queen Anne's County 
Somerset County 
Talbot County 
Wicomico County 
Worcester County 




45 

187 

82 

36 

53 

56 

102 

160 

175 


2.0 
3.3 
2.7 
2.2 
2.2 
2.9 
3.8 
2.6 
6.3 


REGION II 




284 


1.9 


Calvert County 
Charles County 
St. Mary's County 




54 

143 

87 


1.7 
2.1 
1.6 


REGION III 




825 


2.0 


Allegany County 
Carroll County 
Frederick County 
Garrett County 
Washington County 




215 
142 
213 
42 
213 


2.7 
1.5 
2.0 
1.6 
1.9 


REGION IV 


2 


,832 


2.3 


Montgomery County 
Pr. George's County 


1 
1 


,164 
,668 


2.0 
2.5 


REGION V 


7 


,913 


3.9 


Baltimore City 
Anne Arundel County 
Baltimore County 
Harford County 
Howard County 


3 
2 


,949 
882 

,441 
314 
327 


5.0 
2.4 
3.8 
2.1 
2.8 


PARKS 




911 


- 


STATE TOTAL 


13 
173 


,661 


3.3 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



REGION I 


896 


720 


176 


768 


128 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


45 


37 


8 


42 


3 


Denton 

Federal sburg 
Goldsboro 
Greensboro 
Preston 
Ridgely 

Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


7 
5 
1 
2 
3 
2 

13 
12 


6 
5 
1 
2 
3 
2 
7 
11 


1 





6 
1 


6 
5 
1 
2 
3 
2 
12 
11 


1 






1 
1 


CECIL COUNTY 


187 


155 


32 


163 


24 


Chesapeake City 
El kton 
North East 
Port Deposit 
Rising Sun 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


2 

17 

8 

3 

5 

31 

121 


2 

13 

5 

3 

5 

23 

104 



4 
3 


8 
17 


2 

13 

5 

3 

3 

26 

111 



4 
3 

2 
5 
10 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


82 


64 


18 


74 


8 


Cambridge 
Hurlock 

Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


44 

4 

21 

13 


34 
4 

13 
13 


10 

8 



38 

4 
19 
13 


6 


2 



KENT COUNTY 


36 


26 


10 


29 


7 


Chestertown 
Rock Hall 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


10 
2 

16 
8 


8 
2 

8 
8 


2 


8 



8 
2 

11 
8 


2 


5 




174 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 

NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


53 


45 


8 


43 


10 


Centreville 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


6 

10 
37 


6 

9 

30 




1 
7 


6 

9 

28 



1 
9 


SOMERSET COUNTY 


56 


50 


6 


51 


5 


Crisfield 
Princess Anne 
UMES 

Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


11 

5 
9 

13 
18 


6 

5 

9 

12 

18 


5 



1 



9 

5 

9 

10 

18 


2 


3 



TALBOT COUNTY 


102 


83 


19 


87 


15 


Easton 

Oxford 

St. Michaels 

Trappe 

Sheriff's Dept. 

State Police 


25 

2 

6 

2 

16 

51 


20 

2 

5 

2 

14 

40 


5 

1 

2 
11 


19 
2 
5 
2 

13 
46 


6 

1 

3 
5 


WICOMICO COUNTY 


160 


127 


33 


141 


19 


Del mar 

Fruitland 

Salisbury 

Salisbury St. College 

Sheriff's Dept. 

State Police 


7 
6 
49 
15 
20 
63 


5 
5 
43 
14 
14 
46 


2 

1 
6 
1 
6 
17 


6 
5 
41 
14 
15 
60 


1 
1 
8 
1 
5 
3 



WORCESTER COUNTY 175 133 42 138 37 



Berlin 


11 


7 


4 


8 


3 


Ocean City 


75 


63 


12 


63 


12 


Ocean Pines 


14 


10 


4 


13 


1 


Pocomoke City 


14 


11 


3 


10 


4 


Snow Hill 


11 


6 


5 


7 


4 


Sheriff's Dept. 


20 


15 


5 


15 


5 


State Police 


30 


21 


9 


22 


8 



175 



LAW ENFORCEf€NT EMPLOYEE DATA 

NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



REGION II 


284 


243 


41 


254 


30 


CALVERT COUNTY 


54 


53 


1 


53 


1 


North Beach 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


4 

17 
33 


4 
16 
33 



1 



4 

16 
33 



1 



CHARLES COUNTY 


143 


118 


25 


125 


18 


La Plata 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


1 
91 
51 


1 
79 
38 



12 
13 


1 
79 
45 




12 

6 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


87 


72 


15 


76 


11 


Leonardtown 
St. Mary's College 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 


2 
11 
43 
31 


1 
11 
30 
30 


1 



13 

1 


1 
10 
35 
30 


1 
1 
8 
1 


REGION III 


825 


715 


110 


745 


80 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


215 


182 


33 


195 


20 


Cumberland 

Frostburg 

Frostburg St. College 

Lonaconing 

Luke 

Midland 

Westernport 

Sheriff's Dept. 

State's Att. Office 

State Police 


70 

15 

18 

2 

2 

3 

n 

33 

8 

53 


63 

14 

17 

2 

2 

3 

7 

28 

2 

44 


7 
1 
1 



4 
5 
6 
9 


67 

15 

15 
2 
2 
3 
8 

27 
6 

50 


3 

3 



3 
6 
2 
3 


CARROLL COUNTY 


142 


125 


17 


129 


13 


Hampstead 

Manchester 

Sykesville 


1 
3 
5 


1 
2 
5 



1 



1 
2 
5 




1 




176 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 

NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



5 


4 


1 


4 


1 


19 


17 


2 


17 


2 


24 


24 





23 


1 


85 


72 


13 


77 


8 



11 


10 


1 


10 


1 


3 


3 





3 





79 


69 


10 


66 


13 


4 


4 





4 





28 


28 





23 


5 


88 


71 


17 


84 


4 



CARROLL COUNTY 
(Cont'd) 

Taneytown 
Westminster 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 



FREDERICK COUNTY 213 185 28 190 23 

Brunswick 
Emmitsburg 
Frederick 
Thurmont 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 



GARRETT COUNTY 42 40 2 39 

Oakland 

Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 213 183 30 192 21 

Boons bo ro 

Hagerstown 

Hancock 

Smithsburg 

Williamsport 

Sheriff's Dept. 

State Police 57 48 9 54 



REGION IV 2,832 2,248 584 2,293 539 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 1,164 937 227 944 220 



7 


6 


8 


17 


7 


17 



1 


6 


1 


1 


16 


2 





17 






3 


3 





3 





98 


82 


16 


89 


9 


3 


3 





3 





1 


1 





1 





4 


4 





4 





47 


42 


5 


38 


9 



Chevy Chase 


8 


7 


1 


7 


1 


Gaithersburg 


7 


6 


1 


5 


2 


Md. Nat. Cap. Park 


60 


50 


10 


53 


7 


Montgomery County 


891 


714 


177 


725 


166 



177 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



MONTGOMERY COUNTY 
(Cont'd) 



NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



Rockville 
Takoma Park 
Sheriff's Dept. 
State Police 



39 


26 


13 


30 


9 


39 


32 


7 


28 


n 


69 


63 


6 


56 


13 


51 


39 


12 


40 


11 



PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 



1,668 1,311 



357 



1,349 



319 



Berwyn Heights 


1 


1 





1 





Bladensburg 


21 


15 


6 


16 


5 


Bowie State College 


19 


15 


4 


16 


3 


Capitol Heights 


2 


2 





2 





Cheverly 


7 


7 





7 





Col mar Manor 


5 


3 


2 


2 


3 


Cottage City 


4 


3 


1 


4 





District Heights 


5 


4 


1 


4 


1 


Edmonston 


1 


1 





1 





Fairmount Heights 


3 


3 





3 





Forest Heights 


6 


5 


1 


5 


1 


Glen Arden 


1 


1 





1 





Greenbelt 


30 


24 


6 


25 


5 


Hyattsville 


27 


20 


7 


21 


6 


Landover Hills 


2 


2 





2 





Laurel 


31 


22 


9 


26 


5 


Md. Nat. Cap. Park 


61 


51 


10 


48 


13 


Mt . Ra i n i e r 


15 


12 


3 


13 


2 


Pr. George's County 


1,071 


822 


249 


855 


216 


Riverdale 


10 


6 


4 


6 


4 


Univ. of Md. - C.P. 


80 


62 


18 


66 


14 


University Park 


7 


7 





7 





Sheriff's Dept. 


123 


110 


13 


104 


19 


State Police 


136 


113 


23 


114 


22 


REGION V 


7,913 


6,543 


1,370 


6,780 


1,133 


BALTIMORE CITY 


3,949 


3,385 


564 


3,465 


484 


Baltimore City 


3,726 


3,171 


555 


3,261 


465 


Morgan State Univ. 


31 


29 


2 


26 


5 


Univ. of Baltimore 


13 


12 


1 


12 


1 


UMAB 


70 


64 


6 


63 


7 


Sheriff's Dept. 


109 


109 





103 


6 



178 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 

NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 882 677 205 757 125 



Annapol is 


114 


96 


18 


90 


24 


Anne Arundel County 


577 


418 


159 


502 


75 


Sheriff's Dept. 


19 


19 





17 


2 


State Police 


172 


144 


28 


148 


24 



BALTIMORE COUNTY 2,441 1,964 477 2,034 407 



Baltimore County 


1,339 


1,221 


118 


1,212 


127 


Md. Port Admin. 


76 


73 


3 


66 


10 


Sparrows Point 


164 


154 


10 


150 


14 


Towson State Univ. 


37 


19 


18 


23 


14 


UMBO 


27 


18 


9 


22 


5 


Sheriff's Dept. 


37 


34 


3 


31 


6 


State Police 


761 


445 


316 


530 


231 


HARFORD COUNTY 


314 


284 


30 


264 


50 


Aberdeen 


30 


25 


5 


25 


5 


Bel Air 


26 


20 


6 


20 


6 


Havre de Grace 


26 


21 


5 


19 


7 


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142 


142 





120 


22 


State Police 


90 


76 


14 


80 


10 


HOWARD COUNTY 


327 


233 


94 


260 


67 


Howard County 


211 


158 


53 


166 


45 


Sheriff's Dept. 


17 


14 


3 


12 


5 


State Police 


99 


61 


38 


82 


17 


PARKS & TOLLS 


911 


685 


226 


839 


72 



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Natural Resources 
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190 




178 


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201 


28 




215 


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48 




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